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:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... ... Association’s Outstanding Public Communication of Education Research Award. The award honors scholars exemplary ... communities. It recognizes a scholar who has demonstrated the capacity to deepen the ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Veteran Theresa James awoke to the sound of her newly ... “Healing Tears,” James depicts every parent’s worst nightmare, when her three children were violently ... and situations throughout my divorce,” James said. “After the death of my children, I ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... Waycross, Ga. (PRWEB) , ... April 24, 2017 ... ... and trusted advisor within the telehealth industry, announces the company’s VideoMedicine mobile platform ... primary care providers. Available 24 hours a day, Quick Care provides patients with ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Rod Burkett, CEO of Gardant Management Solutions, was recently featured ... at the forefront of Gardant since it was founded in 1999. His drive and ... of more than 40 new senior living communities. With his leadership, Gardant has grown ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... Donna Parker, L. Ac. reads all ... found any of them to be very practical. She wanted to write a guide/workbook ... changes in their health. It prompted her in writing “ A Clear Path to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/20/2017)... , April 20, 2017 NeuroVive Pharmaceutical ... today announced positive preclinical results demonstrating anti-fibrotic ... for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), in an additional ... NV556 has previously shown similar anti-fibrotic ... Today, NeuroVive,s scientists present novel data demonstrating ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... 2017 /PRNewswire/ - CRH Medical Corporation (TSX: CRH) (NYSE MKT: CRHM) (the "Company"), ... Healthcare Investor Conference 2017 at the Sheraton Hotel in ... Executive Officer of the Company is scheduled to present on Tuesday, ... and the Chairman of the Board, Tony Holler ... ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... YORK , April 19, 2017 The Mobile ... to showcase a healthy CAGR during the forecast period ... type in the global digital mobile X-Ray devices market, which ... Mn in 2017, expanding at a CAGR of 7% over ... absolute $ opportunity of more than US$ 100 Mn in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: