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Coping with Grief and Loss: Issues in Society - Volume 319

At various points in our lives we will all experience loss and grief – such as the death of a loved one, a divorce or family breakdown. This book focuses on how to identify the various stages of bereavement and suggests ways of coping with a range of experiences involving loss. What coping strategies can we use to deal with the emotional and practical challenges of losing someone close to us? In what ways can we support others who are bereaved? Coping with Grief and Loss is full of helpful bereavement advice, presented in two chapters: Understanding Grief and Loss; and Young People and Children.


Chapter 1 – Understanding Grief and Loss

  • About grief
  • Grief explained
  • Grief and loss
  • Grief, loss and depression
  • Understanding your emotions
  • Coping with sorrow, loss and grief
  • Grief: coping with challenges
  • Supporting adults
  • Grief reactions associated with cancer and illness related death
  • Common experiences with suicide bereavement
  • Grief reactions associated with accidental or traumatic death
  • Pet loss
  • After someone has died – some practical issues
  • Moving back into your routines

 Chapter 2 – Young People and Children

  • Grief and loss
  • Helping children after loss
  • Supporting grieving children
  • How can I help when a child dies?
  • Grief reactions associated with children
  • Helping a young person after loss
  • Grief reactions associated with young people
  • Supporting grieving adolescents
  • When a brother or sister dies
  • Caring for surviving children

Glossary; Fast facts; Web links; Index

Coping with Grief and Loss: Issues in Society - Volume 319

Author: Editor: Justin Healey

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