People process and express their grief in many different ways. Recognizing these differences, you should be able to find here, a variety of programs and services that are offered in York Region, to best suit you and your needs as well as reading materials, apps and podcasts to walk you through your grief journey.
- Online courses with What’s Your Grief
- Virtual Hospice Forum
- Videos – Grief Stories – Stories of some personal grief journeys
- Memory Bears: Doane House Hospice
- Crisis Services Canada
- Help For First responders: Fire, Police. Nurses, EMS etc.
- Loss and Grief During Covid 19
- Video: Empathy vs Sympathy: How to help ease someone’s pain and suffering
- Ted Talk: Moving Forward – Not Moving On
- Book: The Sixth Stage of Grief – David Kessler
- Book: Twelve Weeks of Spring
Twelve Weeks of Spring is a must read, It’s an inspiring story of a group of people who come together to help a friend dying of cancer and through this process discovered their own unexpected strength and humanity.Author – June Callwood – she was a Canadian journalist, author and social activist. She was known as “Canada’s Conscience”. She was also the founder of Casey House, in Toronto.
- Book: It’s Okay That You’re NOT Okay: Meeting Grief and Loss In A Culture That Doesn’t Understand – Megan Devine
When a painful loss or life-shattering event upends your world, here is the first thing to know: there is nothing wrong with grief. “Grief is simply love in its most wild and painful form,” says Megan Devine. “It is a natural and sane response to loss.”
- In Person Support