Grief is normal and natural after the loss of a loved one. The only 'cure' for grief is grieving. It can't be ignored, repressed, or dismissed without lasting consequences. But there are a range of programs, tools and resources to help you cope and live with your loss.
Grief recovery is simply the process of dealing with loss. Shock, confusion, depression, guilt, lack of appetite and sleep disorders are just some of the common expressions of grief. Fortunately, there are support groups, chat rooms, videos and books, and professional counselors that can help you through this painful process.
We developed this list of grief recovery resources to help you understand some of the options which are available.
The Hospice Foundation of America is a not-for-profit organization that assists those who cope either personally or professionally with terminal illness, death and grief. Each year HFA produces the National Bereavement teleconference.
GriefNet is an Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death and loss that includes 37 email support groups and two web sites. Their integrated approach to online grief support provides help to people working through loss and grief issues of all kinds.
The Grief Recovery Institute offers certification, outreach and community education programs designed to help grievers deal with their loss and by offering practical tools to overcome loss and regain happiness.
Contact your local State office if you have questions or would like to talk with someone in person about your situation. Guam GetCare staff are available to help you.