Every person reacts differently to loss and every person will display their grief differently. You may feel alone, helpless and at a complete loss of what to do and just getting up in the morning can seem like a monumental task. However we know also that in time you will be able to look back and see how each tiny step became the foundations of future hope and possibilities.
For more comprehensive information on grief, you can visit the MyGriefAssist website.
We have compiled a few video resources to help you during this time.
In this video Doris Zagdanski discusses a range of ways you can help someone you know who is grieving, and well-intended approaches that can do more harm than good.
In this video grief specialist Craig Findlay talks about how men do their grieving.
In this video Doris Zagdanski answers questions which adults often ask. She includes how to explain death, burial or cremation, and how to include children in funerals and viewings. Watch the full extended version here.
In this video Doris Zagdanski shares truths around some common myths about grief and grieving.
There are many local community organisations that will provide support, as well as some larger well known organisations that work throughout Australia. These include: