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Coping With Loss
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.*

  • View a list ofhelpful organizationsthat all offer services related to grief, bereavement, death and dying.
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 

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    


* 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.