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? Could/should I have done something. …
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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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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: 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.

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Taking Care of Yourself During Times of Stress and Grief

Taking care of your emotional well-being will help keep you strong for your service member and other loved ones. Learn ways to practice self-care when stress or grief build up.

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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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Bereavement Camps: A Place to Grieve and Heal

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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Free, Confidential Face-to-Face Non-medical Counseling

Sometimes strength means asking for help. Military OneSource and the Military and Family Life Counseling Program offer free, confidential, face-to-face non-medical counseling to support you with military and family life challenges like preparing for and handling a move or nurturing a relationship with a deployed spouse.

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Helping You and Your Family Survive a Death by Suicide

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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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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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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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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Online Military Memorial Pays Tribute to Service Members

The Department of Defense’s Military In Lasting Tribute memorial honors and remembers service members who died while serving honorably on active duty from 1985 to the present. It is the only DOD memorial to include peacetime deaths.

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Tools for Parenting After Suicide

Resources are available for those whose loved one died by suicide. This article provides important steps to take, as well as resources for support and connection with others who have been down this difficult path.

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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. …