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Grief Support Resources

Resources and Handouts

Coping with Grief During the Holidays
For people who are grieving, the holidays often bring a mixture of emotions and feelings, being overwhelmed by multiple demands and the difficulty of coping with the loss of loved ones. This handout provides suggestions for how to cope.

Healthy Ways to Keep Memories Alive
A remembrance tradition can provide a place for healthy remembering. This handout provides suggestions on ways to honor the memory of a loved one.

How to Help a Grieving Friend
When a friend loses a loved one through death, we struggle to know what to do. This handout provides practical ways you can provide support.

The Importance of Self-Care During Grief
Each grief journey is as unique as the individual who walks its path. That being recognized, an aspect of grief that is common to all who grieve is the need for self-care.

Common Grief Reactions
Grief affects everyone differently, but everyone will have some reaction to grief. This handout explains some of the common grief reactions of adults.

Grief vs. Depression What You Need to Know and When to Seek Help
It is not uncommon for people to question whether they or someone they know is depressed after the death of a loved one. For most people, the emotional, mental and physical symptoms experienced after a death can be attributed to normal grief.

What NOT to Say to a Grieving Person: Tips from a Bereavement Specialist
No matter how similar two losses may seem, no two deaths are exactly the same. With grief comes a multitude of feelings, and with those feelings come individuals who experience them in their own unique ways. Learn more about what not to say to a grieving person.

Support Group Information

Grief Support Services
This handout describes the grief support services availableĀ from Hospice of the Red River Valley.

2017 Grief Support Group Listing
This handout lists the support groups and classes Hospice of the Red River Valley offers throughout our service area.