Grief Articles

These thoughtful articles will provide guidance and direction in your grief. Below you'll find articles on the following topics:

Helping Yourself with Grief
Helping Others with Grief
Creating a Memorable and Meaningful Funeral
For and About Grieving Children and Teenagers
Helping Professionals in the Grief Industry
Helping Caregivers and People in Hospice and Other Support Groups

Here are two great articles that will help you the grieving process:

The Journey Through Grief

The Mourner's Bill of Rights


Creating a Memorable and Meaningful Funeral

The days following the death of a loved one can be filled with sadness and confusion. The following articles can help you understand the importance of the rituals surrounding death.

Helping Your Family Personalize the Funeral

Helping Create a Meaningful Eulogy

Ten Freedoms for Creating a Meaningful Funeral

Why is the Funeral Ritual Important?

Helping Grieving Children and Teenagers

Children and teenagers have special needs following the death of a friend or family member. The following articles provide wonderful insight in helping children and teens understand and express their grief.

Helping Children Cope with Grief

Helping Teenagers Cope with Grief

Helping Infants and Toddlers When Someone They Love Dies

Helping Children with Funerals

Helping Children Understand Cremation

Helping a Child Who is Seriously Ill

Helping a Child Who is Dying

Helping Grieving Children at School

Helping Bereaved Siblings Heal


Helping Professionals in the Grief Industry

Effectively meeting the grief needs of customers in an increasingly impersonal world takes special effort on the part of professionals in the grief industry. The following articles are designed to help funeral directors gauge their own effectiveness and meet the challenges of serving customer needs.

It's the Experience That Counts: Funeral Home Customer Service for Today's Families

And We Wonder Why People Question the Need for Funerals...

Creating Excellence in Customer Service

The Dirty Dozen of Customer Service

E-Serving Families: How Your Website Should Help Your Customers

Listening to (and Satisfying) the Never-Satisfied Customer