Coping with Loss

Coping with loss is often a difficult journey. ADEC compiled these resources for individuals experiencing a death-related loss or for those seeking to help others. The “Grief Process” section is a good place to start. Other sections address issues more specifically.*


Adolescent Grief 

Advance Directives   

Children’s Grief 

Cultural Differences in Mourning 

Death of a Child  (infant, child, adolescent, adult child)

Death of a Friend 

Death of a Grandchild 

Death of a Grandparent 

Death of a Parent 

Death of a Sibling  

Death of a Spouse or Partner 

End-of-Life Issues

Funerals and Memorials 

Grief Process: What to Expect & Self-Care  

Grief Process: Gender Differences 

Holidays & Special Days    


How to Help Someone Who is Dying 

How to Help Someone Who is Grieving   

Natural Disasters, Terrorism and War  

Organ Donation

Pet Loss 

Right to Die / Physician-Assisted Suicide   


Unrecognized Loss (Disenfranchised Grief)   

Violence and Traumatic Death  


View a list of helpful organizations that all offer services related to grief, bereavement, death and dying.

Looking for a specialist in death and dying, or grief and bereavement? Use the Find a Specialist directory to locate an ADEC member practicing in your area. 


* Note: The Association for Death Education and Counseling® is not responsible for the availability or content of the sites it links to, nor does the ADEC endorse, warrant or guarantee the products, services or information described or offered at these other Internet sites. Users cannot assume that the external sites will abide by reasonable privacy practices.