Bereavement is the period of grief and mourning after a death. When you grieve, it's part of the normal process of reacting to a loss. You may experience grief as a mental, physical, social or emotional reaction. Mental reactions can include anger, guilt, anxiety, sadness and despair. Physical reactions can include sleeping problems, changes in appetite, physical problems or illness. How long bereavement lasts can depend on how close you were to the person who died, if the person's death was expected and other factors. Friends, family and faith may be sources of support. Grief counseling or grief therapy is also helpful to some people.
NIH: National Cancer Institute

AARP Grief & Loss


The American Association of Retired Person's collection of grief recovery resources, information, and community based support services for individuals and their families.

Bereavement and Grief: Information for Military Families and Communities

Mental Health America

The death of a loved one is always difficult. When the death results from a war or a disaster, it can be even more troubling given the sudden and potentially violent nature of the event.

Coping with Loss: Bereavement and Grief

Mental Health America

In our hearts, we all know that death is a part of life. In fact, death gives meaning to our existence because it reminds us how precious life is. Where Pain and Beauty Mingle

Journey Through Grief

Janelle Shantz Hertzler began this website in an attempt to explore the healing journey through grief. She believes that healing comes as we make space in our lives to acknowledge and express our pain.

On this site, you will find:

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