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Coping with Grief

March 2, 2006

[Quick note: this is an older post from 2006; somehow when I updated one of the links below, it got pushed out again via RSS. Thanks to everyone for their kind thoughts.]

Y’all, my uncle died yesterday. He was only 52 years old (just two years older than my mom), and was diagnosed with cancer within the past month or so. By the time they found it, it was already in multiple organs. He died at home yesterday, accompanied by his wife and oldest sister. In lieu of being able to say anything more profound, I give you this list of resources for dealing with grief:

  • Loss, Grief, and Bereavement – National Cancer Institute
  • Coping With Loss – National Mental Health Association [note: the link for this resource has changed; as of 7/21/10, it’s at http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/information/get-info/grief-and-bereavement/coping-with-loss/coping-with-loss]
  • Helping Yourself Through Grief – American Hospice Foundation
  • Grief – JAMA Patient Page
  • Grief and Loss – AARP
  • When Someone You Love Has Advanced Cancer: Support for Caregivers – National Cancer Institute

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    MeSH Tags: Bereavement; Death/psychology

  • 6 Comments leave one →
    1. Kat Coble permalink
      March 3, 2006 8:43 am

      I’m so sorry for your loss.

    2. Michael permalink
      March 3, 2006 9:09 am

      I echo with Kat said and please know your family will be in my prayers.

    3. Ivy, the Great and Powerful permalink
      March 3, 2006 11:01 pm

      What they said. I’m so sorry about your uncle. I hope you’re doing OK. Email me if you need anything, even just a shoulder to cry on.

    4. July 21, 2010 7:38 am

      Oh, Rachel. I’m so sorry to hear about your uncle.

    5. July 21, 2010 9:32 am

      I’m sorry for your family’s loss.

    6. July 22, 2010 9:08 am

      So sorry for your loss.

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