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"If it were possible to heal sorrow by weeping and to raise the dead with tears, gold were less prized than grief." - Sophocles, Scyrii. Frag. 510.

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Music for Grief and Loss
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The Blessings of Music
Two music CDs with instructional booklet on use of music in care of the sick and dying.
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Meditations on Life - Death
Music and contemplative readings on the nature of mortality.
Lyrical folk singing on themes of grief and loss.
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Graceful Passages
Remarkable two-CD set designed specifically for support of the dying.
TAMI BRIGGS: Reflections on Grieving
Reflections on Grieving
Favorite Christian hymns for support in times of grief and loss.

Grief And Bereavement

Death's closest companion is grief. The aching pain of bereavement can last for years. Fortunately, there are many support resources to help you heal. For specialized links use the index bar at the left of your screen or go to the site map. Hundreds of additional resources for grief and terminal illness are available through our search engine and online bookstore.

There are specialized resources for bereaved families, helping children grieve, pregnancy loss and infant death, and suicide. Some diseases such as cancer, AIDS and HIV disease, and Alzheimer's Disease have features which can complicate the mourning process. The term "anticipatory grief" refers to the feelings of loss and sadness which can arise during terminal care. The decision to enter a hospice may trigger a strong anticipatory grief reaction.

Getting Help

Grief seems to heal best when you share it with others. There are many support groups available, both online and in person.

[point]We suggest that you use online support as a supplement to face-to-face support, not as a substitute for it.

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