Grief Resources by Sherry Williams

Our grief resource content was written by Sherry Williams-White who is the founder and president of New Leaf Grief Resources.  Sherry is a nationally certified grief management specialist and has received advanced certification as a bereavement facilitator from the American Academy of Bereavement and is certified by the Grief Recovery Institute as a Grief Recovery Specialist.  In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, Sherry was invited by the Fire Department of the City of New York to address the grief issues of the widows, parents and children of the fallen firefighters. Sherry has over 20 years of experience in the field of grief and bereavement service.  

Death of a Family Member       Death of a Family Member

The death of a family member is a very difficult time in anyone's life.  These articles will help you understand the grief you are feeling when someone in your family has died, and how you can honor the life of your departed family member.

Death of a Child        Death of a Child

The death of a child can be particularly traumatic for anyone involved; things seem out of order when a child dies, and you are often left wondering why?  These articles help you examine the grief you are feeling, and how you can cope with the overwhelming emotions associated with losing a child.

Helping Those Grieving Cope       Helping Those Who Are Grieving Cope

When you know someone who is dealing with a death of a loved one, you want to do whatever you can to help, but often don’t know what to say or how to say it.  These articles give you tips and suggestions to help someone cope with their grief.

Comprehending Your Grief       Comprehending Your Grief

Grief is an physical, emotional, spiritual and psychological reaction to death.  You have so many emotions and feelings that you don’t know where to begin.  These articles take an in-depth look at all the different feelings you have when you are dealing with the death of a loved one.

How to Cope through an Unexpected Tragedy       Unexpected Tragedies

Death is something that can occur at any place and at any time.  When a death is sudden, it will be a total shock to your system.  These articles take a look at the grief involved with a sudden death, and gives you ways to help cope with the loss.

How to Deal with a Pet Loss       Pet Loss

Pets are beloved members of your family, and have always provided you with unconditional love.  Few people recognize the pain and grief you feel when you lose a pet are just as real as the pain and grief you feel when a human dies.  This article outlines ways you can honor and remember the life of your furry friend.