Grief Resources

The death of someone we care about can be one of the most difficult experiences of life. Words seem inadequate to describe how painful the grief we feel can be. It is often much more challenging than we expect and than others seem to think.

These articles will help you understand something about the grief and how we can help ourselves and others through the difficult process.

These articles were written by Dr Bill Webster, our Director of Grief Education, and are part of a comprehensive library available on our Grief Journey web portal. Dr Bill is the founder and Executive Director of the Centre for the Grief Journey. He earned his doctorate at the University of Toronto in 1990, and has been awarded the prestigious Fellow in Thanatology by the Association of Death Education and Counselling (ADEC).

Dr Bill`s knowledge of grief is not just in theory, but from a very difficult personal experience. In 1983, Bill`s young wife died suddenly of a heart attack, leaving him not only to cope with his loss, but also to raise his 2 sons, who were only 9 and 7 when their mother died. Dr Bill has become a recognised author, a renowned international speaker and seminar leader, and brings 30 years of experience in the field of grief support and counselling.

Local Grief Resources

Janet Corrente, MS, LPC.

Janet Corrente is a bilingual (Spanish/English) speaking psychotherapist that comes from a long lifetime commitment of helping others become successful in their own lives. Janet has a background in Clinical Psychology & Counseling and is a licensed professional counselor in the states of NJ and PA. Graduating from Chestnut Hill College in 2012 with a degree in Clinical Psychology & Counseling, Misericordia University in 2010, where she received and Outstanding Achievement award in Psychology. Prior to that, while receiving an A.A.S in Human Services, she received acknowledgment for Outstanding Human Services award, as Summa Cum Laude. 

Janet has experience working in an Eclectic style; utilizing a Humanistic Model, Trauma Focus, Mindfulness & Focusing, DBT, Person Centered Approaches, Gestalt, Humanistic, Existential, CBT, etc. Follow the link to her website to learn more.

Understanding Grief

These articles will help you understand the grief you may be feeling and how you can cope when someone you care about dies.

10 Facts about Grief and Grieving
Understanding Bereavement

Coping with Loss

These articles will help you understand the dynamics of specific losses.

The Loss of a Spouse
The Loss of a Pet

Children and Grief

Loss from a Child’s Perspective
Helping Children Cope

Helping those who Grieve

How to Help Someone who is Grieving
How to Help Handle Special days and Holidays 

Coping with Complicated Situations

Grief in the Workplace