Brandon, Tamara, and Emily
What is grief?
-pain of rejection
-breakup of a relationship
Stages of Grief
Emotional Release (loss is recognized, released emotionally)
Anger (using anger because you feel powerless)
Bargaining (thinking that the loss will come back)
Depression (developed feelings of sadness and isolation)
Remorse (thinking of how the loss could have been prevented)
Acceptance (the person faces reality and experiences closure)
Hope (remembering becomes less painful and you move on)
Riley and her brothers loss.
Riley and her loss
"Our grief lives with us long as we live...by the very act of weaving our losses into that tapestry, we ensure that our losses are part of our wholeness." Deborah Morris Coryell,Healing Through the Shadow of Loss
How to Help?
Describe why the person was special.
Help the person get through it by coping with them.
Grieving alone make the process more difficult.
Positive actions you can take to deal with stress.