Navigation Links
Surviving the Holidays After a Loved One's Death: Economic Woes Add to Holiday Pressure for People Who Grieve
Date:11/19/2008

WAKE FOREST, N.C., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- People who have experienced the death of a loved one often face Thanksgiving and Christmas with dread. Long-standing family traditions will never be the same; the hope and joy that normally accompany the season are replaced by depression and loneliness. This year's economic downturn will add even more pressure on people who are grieving while facing already-difficult financial circumstances.

GriefShare, an international network of grief recovery support groups, has launched a special hope-filled "Surviving the Holidays" website to offer practical tools and suggestions designed to help a grieving person construct a healthy approach to the holiday season. The website can be found at www.griefshare.org/holidays .

The GriefShare Surviving the Holidays website includes practical, actionable strategies that will help people in grief:

    -- Reduce stress and anxiety
    -- Remember and honor their loved one
    -- Minimize loneliness
    -- Establish new traditions
    -- Help children adjust to new family dynamics
    -- Help others in need
    -- Focus on the true meaning of the holidays

The GriefShare Surviving the Holidays website features an extensive collection of online videos with advice from top experts on how to survive the holiday season, and the real-life stories of people who've experienced the challenges of Thanksgiving and Christmas while grieving the loss of a family member or friend.

"Most people who are grieving a death anticipate a dark, depressing experience as they face the weeks ahead of and during the holidays," said GriefShare founder Steve Grissom. "We've designed this material to help restore hope and optimism to Thanksgiving and Christmas, even while in the midst of the deep pain of grief. The information is not complicated -- it consists of simple steps a person can take to make the holidays manageable and even enjoyable."

About GriefShare

GriefShare is a network of nearly 6,000 churches worldwide equipped to offer grief recovery support groups. A searchable database of GriefShare groups is located on the web at www.griefshare.org . GriefShare is a ministry of Church Initiative of Wake Forest, NC.

    Press Release Contact Information:
    Kathy Leonard
    Editorial Director
    The Church Initiative
    919-562-2112, x. 130
    kleonard@churchinitiative.org

This release was issued through WebWire(R). For more information visit http://www.webwire.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE GriefShare
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Surviving Your PreRetirement Years: 15 Things You Must Do Between 50 and 64
2. The First Surviving Set of African American Sextuplets To Be Profiled on Discovery Healths Then Came 6
3. Desert plant may hold key to surviving food shortage
4. Myanmar One Month Later: Delta Communities Surviving on Resilience
5. Surviving breast cancer is not enough, warns Breast Cancer Campaign
6. Surviving Daylight Saving Switch
7. Surviving childhood cancer -- the success story
8. Surviving the Holidays after a Loved Ones Death
9. American Council on Exercise Offers 10 Tips for Surviving the Holidays
10. Holidays are Haven for Germs
11. Ill Be Home (Alone) for Christmas: How to Make the Best Out of Being Alone for the Holidays
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... David J. Dykeman , ... firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will speak at DeviceTalks West, Dec. 12, 2016, at the ... series, and attorneys from the firm’s global Life Sciences & Medical Technology Group have ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... 08, 2016 , ... STATEN ISLAND, N.Y., Nov. 24, 2016 ... the highest standards of trauma, maternity, cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) ... Dr. Daniel Messina. , Among the recognitions, the American College of Surgeons' (ACS) ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... Vida Health, the digital health platform ... by Canvas Ventures . Other investors include Nokia Growth Partners (NGP) and returning ... serve more consumers who are managing chronic conditions or simply want to ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Coppin Insurance Agency, an insurance and financial planning firm based ... Coral area, is embarking on a charity drive with the goal of providing support ... Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida works to provide fresh and nutritious food free ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... Students attending Envision’s summer ... opportunity to get hands-on experience in an emergency medical simulation, When Care is ... gain invaluable, real-life medical skills that are critical success in a future career ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)... , Dec. 8, 2016 True Health ... brings leading-edge laboratory services and management expertise to ... , allowing more doctors and patients to ... management solutions. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161208/447162LOGO ... Hospital systems, under pressure to contain costs, have ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... PHOENIX , Dec. 8, 2016 A ... by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to ... State University.  The grant will seek ... NeuroEM,s head device, which utilizes electromagnetic waves to treat ... of this novel technology to possibly treat other neurologic ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Conn. , Dec. 8, 2016  Boehringer Ingelheim ... 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). This is the ninth ... has been designated as a Best Place to Work ... Foundation, the CEI is a national benchmarking report on ... lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: