Grief Resources

The death of someone we care about can be one of the most difficult experiences in life. Words fail to describe how painful the grief we feel can be. It is more challenging than we, or others, might expect.

These articles are meant to describe different types of grief; their intent is to help you understand your own, or to help you empathize with another person's grief.

These articles were written by Dr Bill Webster, our Director of Grief Education, and are part of a comprehensive library available on our Grief Journey web portal. Dr Bill is the founder and executive director of the Centre for the Grief Journey. He earned his doctorate at the University of Toronto in 1990, and has been awarded a prestigious fellowship in thanatology by the Association of Death Education and Counselling (ADEC).

Dr Bill`s knowledge of grief exists not just in theory, but from a very difficult personal experience. In 1983, Bill`s young wife died suddenly of a heart attack. Her passing left him in the difficult situation of coping with immense loss while raising his two sons, who were only seven and nine when their mother died. Dr Bill has become a recognized author, and a renowned international speaker and seminar leader who draws from 30 years of experience in the field of grief support and counselling.

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Local Resources and Florists

Local Agencies

The Monmouth County Office on Aging 
Greater Monmouth Chamber of Commerce 
Freehold Center Partnership 
Monmouth County Tourism - Lodging Information and More... 
Monmouth County Surrogate 
Ordering Vital Records 
Memorial Gift Ideas 

Local Florists

Colonial Flowers  Colts Neck, NJ 732 462-2115
Especially For You  Freehold, NJ 732 431-0099
Garden State Flower Market  Freehold, NJ 732 431-9000
Greenhouse Gallery  Colts Neck, NJ 732 866-6669
Kirk Florist  Howell, NJ 732 938-2487
Penny' s Petals  Millstone Township, NJ 732 625-9911

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Children and Grief

These articles will help you understand the grief process of a child, with tips on how to help them cope.

Loss from a Child’s Perspective
Helping Children Cope

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Helping those who Grieve

These articles will provide you with some useful information on how to help someone who is grieving, as well as tips on how to help navigate special days and holidays, which can be especially difficult in the wake of a loss.

How to Help Someone who is Grieving
How to Help Navigate Special days and Holidays

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Coping with Complicated Situations

Grief can come unexpectedly in life. These articles offer more specific information on certain types of grief, such as grief following a suicide, and grief in the workplace.

Grief in the Workplace

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