Grief and Loss

Survivor's Guilt - One of the most complicated aspects of grief and loss is the guilt survivors feel; the nagging questions of "Why them, and not me?. …
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Mortuary Affairs and Grief

One of the greatest honors is to care for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Designed specifically for those serving in mortuary affairs, this webinar will discuss the positive aspects and challenges of the job, symptoms of grief,. …
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Understanding Grief – The Essentials

Grief is a natural response when a loved one dies. How you grieve depends on your personality, your life experiences, the nature of your loss and your coping style. While there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there are healthy ways to cope and survive the pain and find your new normal as you continue on your life’s journey.

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Understanding Grief: Education for Caregivers

Grief and loss are complex issues, and no one ever handles them the same way. Even the same individual experiencing two separate losses may react in completely different ways to each. This webinar will discuss the stages of grief and how. …
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Grief and Loss of a Loved One, The Days Ahead

Grief is a natural response when a loved one dies. How you grieve depends on your personality, your life experiences, the nature of your loss and your coping style.

Taking Care of Yourself During Times of Stress and Grief

Everybody has periods of difficulty, when stress and grief build up and make everything seem harder. Caring about someone in the military can add another layer of stress and grief. You may be concerned about your service member’s health and. …
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How Children Grieve

This webinar will help parents, family members and service providers address the difficult issue of children’s grief. We will look at the stages of grief and how they present in children across developmental and age ranges, and discuss. …
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Helping You and Your Family Survive a Suicide Death

Surviving the suicide of a loved one is different than a “natural death” and can be especially traumatic. It is common for survivors to feel that they didn’t do enough to save their loved one, creating feelings of what is called “survivor guilt.”

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Bereavement Camps: An Opportunity to Grieve and Heal

Grieving can be a lonely experience. Being with others who are grieving can reassure you that what you’re feeling is perfectly normal. Bereavement camps, seminars and retreats offer opportunities for you to connect with people who understand how to help you with your grief journey.

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Making Funeral and Final Arrangements

Your casualty assistance officer, or CAO, or mortuary officer is there to assist you with making funeral and burial arrangements in honor of your loved one’s service and sacrifice.

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Finding Support After the Death of a Loved One

After the death of a loved one, you may experience a wide range of emotions. That is natural. Finding your new normal after the death of a loved one is not the same for everyone.

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Recovering From Divorce

This webinar will discuss how to recover well after a divorce. This will include discussion on the stages of grief/loss and physical reactions that may manifest as part of the overall reaction to change. We will discuss positive coping strategies. …
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Gold Star & Surviving Family Members – Resources

The Department of Defense and other agencies support families of deceased service members by providing them with compassionate services to help them cope with their loss and address all questions and actions related to the casualty. Following are. …
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Survivor’s Guilt

One of the most complicated aspects of grief and loss is the guilt survivors feel; the nagging questions of “Why them, and not me? Could/should I have done something differently?” This webinar will explore the topic of. …
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Supporting the Bereaved at Home and Down Range

When someone we love is grieving, it is difficult not to want to step in and make their pain stop. When the bereaved individual is down range, it is even harder. Join us for a discussion on grief, survivor’s guilt and tips for helping a. …
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Suicide – The Essentials

Suicide is a serious concern in the military community. If you are in crisis, or you know someone who is, there are immediate resources available to support you or your loved ones. The Military Crisis Line connects those in need to a trained counselor with a single phone call or click of a mouse. This confidential, immediate help is available 24/7 at no cost to active-duty, Guard and reserve members, their families and friends. Contact the Military Crisis Line at 800-273-8255, then press 1, or access online chat by texting 838255.

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Support After Loss – The Essentials

You were part of the military family when you supported your service member in his or her mission. And you’re part of the family now…and forever. That’s why the services have designed programs especially for survivors – tools and services to help you cope, make informed decisions, grieve in healthy ways and begin to envision a life with new opportunities.

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MilTax: Tax Services for the Military

MilTax preparation and e-filing software is available mid-January through mid-October. Powered by an industry-leading tax service provider, it’s designed to address situations specific to the military. This easy-to-use, self-paced tax software walks you through a series of questions to help you complete and electronically file your federal return and up to three state tax forms. Calculations are 100% accurate – guaranteed by the software provider.