Mourning Handbook The Most Comprehensive Resource Offering Practical and Compassionate Advice on Coping with All Aspects of Death and Dying

ISBN-10: 0684801612

ISBN-13: 9780684801612

Edition: 1995

Authors: Helen Fitzgerald

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 8/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Foreword
Before you Begin This Book
Introduction
Facts About Grief
Definitions
Grief
Mourning
When Does Grief Begin?
How Long Does Grief Last?
Age of the Deceased
Cause of Death
Nature of Relationship
Other Events in One''s Life
Support Systems
Resources One Can Command
One''s Coping Skills
Sexual Differences
Does Grief End?
Why Must You Express Your Grief?
Understanding the Grief Process
Preparing for a Death
The Diagnosis
Only the Beginning
Visiting the Dying
Anticipatory Grief
How Anticipatory Grief Can Be Helpful
When Is Anticipatory Grief Not Helpful?
When Death Comes
When Death Occurs in a Hospital
When Death Occurs at Home
Funeral Preparations
Why Have a Funeral?
Planning the Funeral
When Cost Is a Factor
Making the Funeral Meaningful
Selecting a Cemetery
Burial
What Happens to the Body After Burial?
Visiting the Grave
How Often Should You Visit the Grave?
Thoughts Pertaining to the Headstone
Cremation
Memorial Services
Cenotaphs
Disposing of Personal Belongings
Mourning Your Loss
Grief Is Unlike Other Life Experiences
Disbelief and Shock
Some Ideas on How to Help Yourself
Denial
Some Questions to Ask Yourself
Ways That People Avoid Reality
How to Help Yourself Deal with Denial
When to Consult with a Professional
Rage and Anger
Anger Is a Powerful Emotion
Does One Have to Express Anger?
Know Your Anger History
When Do You Know You Are Getting Angry?
Prioritizing the Things That Make You Angry
When to Seek Professional Help
Guilt or Regrets
How to Help Yourself
When to Seek Professional Help
Depression
Know Your Own Symptoms of Depression
When to Seek Professional Help
FearsHow to Help Yourself
When to Be Concerned
PanicHow to Help Yourself
Physical Illness and Symptoms
How to Help Yourself
When to Be Concerned
Continuing Reminders of your Loss
Public Holidays
Christmas
Other Religious Holidays
Secular Holidays
Special Family Occasions
Anniversaries
Birthdays
Wedding Anniversaries
Special Anniversaries
The First-Year Anniversary of the Death
Dreams, Nightmares, and "Visions"
Visiting the Cemetery
When to Be Concerned
Revisiting Favorite Places
Unexpected Reminders
Differences that Matter
Old Age
Long-term Illness
Suggestions for Those Dealing with AIDS
Sudden Death
Suicide
Murder
Extended Family
Grandparent
Friend
Pet
Sibling
ParentAs an AdultAs a Child
Love Relationship
Spouse
The Loneliness of Widowhood
Child
AbortionGrief as Part of Your Life
Complicated Grief
Other Changes in Your Life
Delayed Grief
Unusual Circumstances
Unintentional Acts and Far-Reaching Consequences
Multiple Deaths
Sudden Illness and Death
Violent Death
Accidental Death
Suicide
Murder
Questionable Deaths
Shock of Discovery
Hearing the Death News
Witnessing a Death
Notoriety
When the Body Is Not Presentable
When There Is No Body
Secrets Discovered After Death
"Unacceptable" Relationships
Dependent Relationships
Spouse
Adult Child
Conflicted Relationships
Unfinished Business
Substance Abuse
Replacement Child
Unusual Developments
Missing Persons
How to Help YourselfWhen to Be Concerned
Unresolved Childhood Grief And Trauma
What Is Unresolved Childhood Grief?
No Detour Too Long to Avoid a Cemetery
Ten Years of Not Talking About It
The Girl Whose Father Killed Himself
A Not-So-Funny Joke
Problems in the Making
What Is Death-Related Trauma?
Why Review Such Painful Memories?
Where Do You Start?
Gathering Information
Finding the Source of Your Grief
Early Death Experience
Other Things to Look For
Restarting the Grief Process
Recording Your Recollections
Books
Healing Old Wounds
Writing
Letter Writing
Drawing
Funeral Home and Cemetery Visits
Symbolic BurialWhen to Be Concerned
The Road to Recovery
Helping Yourself Through Your Grief
Diet
Exercise
Rest
You Know You Are Getting Better When...
New Relationships
When Do You Know You Are Ready?
Where to Start
On Dating
On Children and Dating
How to Help Your Children
On Sexuality
On AIDS
When a Relationship Breaks Up
On Remarriage
A Friend in Need
Preparing Yourself
When Death Occurs
Funeral Arrangements
Funerals
Emotional Help
Taking Care of Yourself
Things to Avoid
Long-Term Help
Writing a Letter of Condolence
Delivering Death News
By Telephone
In Person
Looking Out for Yourself
Epilogue
Bibliography
General Grief
Widowhood
Suicide
Parent Grief
Parent Death for Adult Child
Children
For the Family When a Member is Seriously Ill
For Family and Friends
The Death of a Pet
Dealing with Anger
For the Professional
Resources
Finding Professional Help
Support Groups
Death of a Child
Suicide
Death of a Spouse
Death by Murder
Death of a Pet
Illness with Cancer
Index
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