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Although grief and depression do share a number of similar aspects including sleep and appetite disturbances, and intense sadness, these behaviours are only evident for a short time in a grief reaction.
Hence, the expression of grief may be considered unhealthy and demoralising, with the proper action of a friend being to distract the mourner from grief.
By definition complicated bereavement is the intensification of grief to a level such that the person feels overwhelmed, resorts to maladaptive behaviour, or remains interminably in a state of grief without progression of the mourning process towards completion (Worden, 1991).
www.adhd.com.au /grief.htm   (3266 words)

 Grief - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Our response to loss is varied and researchers have moved away from conventional views of grief (that is, that people move through an orderly and predictable series of responses to loss) to one that considers the wide variety of responses that are influenced by personality, family, culture, and spiritual and religious beliefs and practices.
Grief puts a great stress on the physical body as well as on the psyche, resulting in wear and tear beyond what is normal.
Further, grief is often accompanied by crying, lack of sleep, loss of appetite, and ceasing to care for one's physical and emotional wellbeing.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Grief   (2358 words)

 Grief: GP|Solo Magazine - October/November 2004 - ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The grief caused by a death becomes much more than a “bump in the road.” Rather, it is a land mine exploding, often when you least expect it and are least able to cope with it, wreaking emotional, physical, cognitive, and spiritual havoc with the stability of your practice, your family, and your life.
Grief is a normal, healthy, and appropriate response to loss or change in our lives.
She is a certified independent clinical social worker, therapist, and specialist in grief, bereavement, and life change issues.
www.abanet.org /genpractice/magazine/octnov2004/grief.html   (1167 words)

 Grief   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Grief is a complex process of de-attachment, and not simply an emotion.
Grief research points to 1 to 4 years as being a more typical grief period.
Some aspects of grief are life long, and reflect a positive continuing attachment to the deceased.
www.cpa.ca /factsheets/grief.htm   (921 words)

 Dealing With the Grief of Loss
Grief is something that everyone will experience at one time or another during their lifetime.
Usually, if you do your grief work and work on yourself, you will end up with a better life than the one you had when you were married to the person you lost.
Struggle through your grief and emerge on the other side of it ready to live your life to its fullest and be who you were meant to be.
home.att.net /~velvet-hammer/grief.html   (4185 words)

 A Trisomy 18 Journey - Grief Resources
I wrote some grief poems about what grief is like after the death of a baby, and that helped.
And to help you understand a little of the depth and extent of the grief, take a look at The Journey which is an allegory that many people have shared with their friends as an accurate depiction of what it is like to lose a baby.
Grief Healing is a site written by a bereavement counselor who is also a bereaved mother and child herself.
www.geocities.com /wilsfordmindy/griefresources.html   (831 words)

 Death and Grief (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Grief is the emotion people feel when they experience a loss.
Grief is a natural reaction to the loss of someone important to you.
Grief is also the name for the healing process that a person goes through after someone close has died.
www.kidshealth.org.cob-web.org:8888 /teen/your_mind/emotions/someone_died.html   (2282 words)

Looking at the relationship and predictability of anticipatory grief in grief resolution is an area which has had a lot of theoretical work, but little empirical research.
Grief is a multi-dimensional process, and, therefore a scale measuring the different aspects is important.
Grief and resolution of grief may vary depending on the condition of the loved one.
www.gwu.edu /~cicd/toolkit/grief.htm   (2545 words)

 Grief and Loss--UIUC Counseling Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Grief is a normal and natural, though often deeply painful, response to loss.
Often, grief is accompanied by periods of fatigue, loss of motivation or desire for things that were once enjoyable, changes in sleeping and eating patterns, confusion, preoccupation, and loss of concentration.
Grief is a misunderstood and neglected process in life.
www.couns.uiuc.edu /Brochures/grief.htm   (1317 words)

Grief must be understood and checked before it advances into the sins of worry, hypersensitivity, insensitivity, or self-pity.
Grief should not be ignored, lest it become stress in the soul and body.
Grief must not be allowed to progress to self-pity, which is a very destructive sin complex.
www.biblenews1.com /define/grief.htm   (1044 words)

 HFA Grief and Loss Resources
While we often think of the grief associated with death, there are many other losses in our lives that cause us to grieve.
The grief associated with death is familiar to most of us, but we grieve a wide variety of losses throughout our lives: traumatic experiences, divorce, relocation, loss of health and mobility are only some examples.
Grief is often expressed by feelings such as anger, guilt, sadness or loneliness.
www.hospicefoundation.org /griefAndLoss   (391 words)

 Grief And Bereavement
Hundreds of additional resources for grief and terminal illness are available through our search engine and online bookstore.
The term "anticipatory grief" refers to the feelings of loss and sadness which can arise during terminal care.
The decision to enter a hospice may trigger a strong anticipatory grief reaction.
www.growthhouse.org /death.html   (370 words)

 Information About Grief
Grief is a very confusing process, expressions of logic are lost on the griever.
Although grief is a natural process of human life, most of us are not inherently able to manage it alone.
Handling grief resulting from the death of a loved one is a process that takes hard work.
www.icfa.org /grief.htm   (1243 words)

 What is grief
Grief is the visible sign of that mourning and encompasses a wide range of physical and emotional symptoms that you experience after a loss.
Grief is vital in order to accept a deep loss and carry on with your life.
Instead, it is better to be honest with children about your own grief, and encourage them to discuss their feelings of pain and distress.
www.mycog.com /5stagesofgrief.htm   (1875 words)

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GRIEF Grief, whether we choose to accept what is said here or not, is a healing process.
Grief, when associated with violent crime, is enhanced beyond the common conception of the process.
Most rarely show grief at all and are unable to discuss their grief or their problems.
www.dove-wa.org /Text/grief.txt   (3244 words)

 Article 8 - Beware the Five Stages of Grief   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Grief is a complicated, multi-dimensional, individual process that can never be generalized in 5 steps.
For example, in 1974 "The Handbook of Psychiatry" defined grief as "...the normal response to the loss of a loved one by death." Response to other kinds of losses were labeled "Pathological Depressive Reactions".
In 1991, the Grief Resource Foundation of Dallas, Texas found that, for them, a good working and practical definition of Grief as "the total response of the organism to the process of change".
www.counselingforloss.com /article8.htm   (1227 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Grief
Everyone experiences grief in their own way, but generally there are recognized stages to the process of mourning.
Debilitating grief that interferes with daily life lasting for more than two months may be indicative of more severe illness.
Grief is a healthy response to loss that should not be prevented.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/001530.htm#Definition   (641 words)

 Welcome to the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement
The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement is an independent, not for profit organisation which opened in January 1996 and is the largest provider of grief and bereavement education in Australia.
Provide grief education and a range of consultancy services to develop and enhance the capacity of individuals, organisations and communities to deal effectively with loss.
Provide a national clearinghouse of grief and bereavement resources and literature to inform policy, practice and research into grief and bereavement and to enhance the activities of the Association, other practitioners, support agencies and self-help groups.
www.grief.org.au   (528 words)

 Journey of Hearts: A Healing Place for those Dealing with Grief   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In addition, the grieving person is encouraged to draw upon or discover their internal source of strength in the midst of crisis, to help them get through the shock and the grief reaction as well as being taught healthy ways of coping with the loss.
Grief AIDEs help people understand and work through the grief process to get through the shock, the loss and the grief reaction and ultimately emerge transformed.
Many times all that is required to let someome know you have been there, that you understand their grief is just a understanding look, a gentle touch on the arm, a reassuring hug or a heart-felt note.
www.journeyofhearts.org /jofh   (1112 words)

People are willing to talk about their own death, and what happens after they die, yet they are not anxious to talk about how to deal with the pain and grief that comes from the loss of a loved one.
External grief is caused by the loss of a loved one, but there is also internal grief.
People are anxious get their grief work over with so they can avoid the pain and get on with their life.
www.emmanuelfullerton.org /fr_paul/SI-2/grief.htm   (3099 words)

Grief is the response brought about by loss or change.
To feel and experience grief after the loss of someone we love and care for is normal, natural, and expected.
Grief often surfaces as the underlying cause of various physical and mental aberrations.
www.fridaystudy.org /html/grief.htm   (1534 words)

 Grief's Journey
Welcome to Grief's Journey, where our primary focus is on the bereavement for the loss of a spouse and life partner.
On the Resources pages, there are links to Internet resources you may find helpful for issues relating to spousal grief, as well as issues relating to other types of bereavement.
Though we make every reasonable effort to insure the accuracy of the information made available, Grief's Journey is not responsible for the accuracy of any information provided herein, or of that provided by sites to which we may link.
www.griefsjourney.com   (314 words)

 Grief (1993)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Grief was one of those films that will always be overlooked because it had little publicity and it had gay themes, which is unfair.
Grief was a funny, heartbreaking film about one man's struggle to overcome his 'grief' over his lover's death, caused by AIDS.
Grief had excellent performances, especially Craig Chester and Illeana Douglas, and it could move you like no other.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0107045   (399 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Grief
Grief is a reaction to a significant loss.
The acute phase of grief can usually last up to 2 months, but some residual milder symptoms may extend a year or longer.
Psychological counseling may benefit a person suffering from absent grief reaction, or from depression associated with grieving.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/001530.htm   (641 words)

 Grief - Caring Connections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Grief is how one reacts to a loss.
Grief reactions may be experienced in response to physical losses, such as a death or in response to symbolic or social losses such as divorce or loss of a job.
Most discover how to eventually move on with life, even though the grief experience is a difficult and trying time.
www.caringinfo.org /i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3282   (161 words)

 The Stages Of Grief
The grief that follows such a loss can seem unbearable, but grief is actually a healing process.
Grief is the emotional suffering we feel after a loss of some kind.
Yet denying the feelings, and failing to work through the five stages of grief, is harder on the body and mind than going through them.
www.memorialhospital.org /Library/general/stress-THE-3.html   (400 words)

 Focus Adolescent Services: Grief and Bereavement
GROWW -- Grief Recovery Online ~ Message boards, resource listings and secure chat rooms hosted by the most loving people on the internet for all who are grieving.
National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children ~ POMC helps survivors deal with their acute grief, and also with the criminal justice system.
Often people do not know what to say, or what not to say, to someone they know who is mourning; this book teaches that the most important thing a person can do is listen, have compassion, be there for support, and do something helpful.
www.focusas.com /Grief.html   (1057 words)

 Grief and Loss, Funeral Arrangements, End of Life - AARP
AARP offers a variety of publications that were developed especially for bereaved adults, their families, friends and others to help you cope with the death of a loved one.
Grief differs based on who we are, whom we have lost, and how much our day-to-day life is altered by the death.
Grief is a normal, natural process following a loss.
www.aarp.org /griefandloss   (309 words)

 Grief Resources, Bereavement, Grief Support, Grief and Loss, Coping with Loss
It will provide you with complete contact information to find the products and services that will help you on your grief journey or, if you are a caregiver, to help you discover excellent support resources for all kinds of loss.
We look forward to expanding our good grief resources to offer more services for people suffering from grief and for people who provide support for the bereaved.
If you have a grief related resource, please let us know about it by adding your listing.
www.goodgriefresources.com   (159 words)

 Grief Watch: Resources for bereaved families & professional caregivers
The Grief Watch site was created to provide you with bereavement resources, memorial products and links that can help you through your personal loss.
The intensity we experience when grief is new, where we can see nothing but our loss, and where every moment is filled with thoughts of the one who died will gradually diminish and become softer.
The challenge for us when we experience anger in grief is how to feel the anger, without repressing it, yet not allowing the anger, and the desire for revenge, to consume us.
www.griefwatch.com   (1746 words)

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