As you navigate your grief journey, the articles in this section of our website can be a great bereavement resource. The articles are authored by Dr. Alan Wolfelt, founder of the Center for Loss and Life Transition and other noted grief counselors. We hope these articles can help you find healthy ways to cope and adjust after the loss of a loved one.


Grief: General

These thoughtful articles provide guidance and direction for anyone touched by grief. 

Helping Yourself with Grief

Someone you love has died. You are now faced with the difficult, but important, need to mourn. Mourning is the open expression of your thoughts and feelings regarding the death and the person who died. It is an essential part of healing. The following articles provide many practical suggestions to help you move toward healing in your unique grief journey.

Helping Others with Grief

A friend has experienced the death of someone loved. How can you help? The following articles provide many practical suggestions for helping others with grief:

For and About Grieving Children and Teenagers 

Children and teenagers have special needs following the death of a friend or family member. The following articles provide wonderful insight in helping children and teens understand and express their grief. 

Funerals, Memorials, Cremation and Related Topics

The days following the death of a loved one can be filled with sadness and confusion. The following articles can help you understand the importance of the rituals surrounding death. 

For Hospices and Other Caregivers

Caregivers have special needs of their own. The following articles are designed to help caregivers take care of themselves as well as those who are suffering from loss. 


Survivor Resources



Griefwords is an outreach program and is sponsored by the Center for Loss and Life Transition.



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