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Living On After a Death: Resources for Survivors

Coping with the loss of a loved one is often one of the most difficult challenges a person may face. A variety of information and resources to help survivors cope and keep living after a death are provided. This section includes general coping strategies, how to cope with death in the workplace, specific coping strategies for different types of death, ways of helping children and adolescents cope with death, information about life beyond death, near death experiences and organ donation.
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Practical and Postive Ways of Managing Stress and Distress
This article provides practical and postive ways of managing stress and distress.
Cope with Life's Challenges
Following a loss, death, tragic event or major life challenge, it may be difficult to remember to take care for oneself. Focusing on the basis survival needs for the body--remembering to eat, sleep and exercise--is especially needed initially after a life changing event. This short list provides basic, healthy coping strategies to keep you moving during the first few days.
Cope with Challenges beyond the Basics
Following a loss, death, tragic event or major life challenge, it may be difficult to remember to take care for oneself. After making it through the first few days just focusing on the basics, the grieving person may need some helpful suggestions to keep going. This short list provides additional coping strategies to keep you moving beyond first few days.
Grief & Loss: Dealing with Death & Grief in the Workplace
The University of Houston-Downtown has included and slightly adapted my article on "Dealing with Death & Grief in the Workplace" for use in their Grief & Loss section for their EAP (Employeed Assistance Program).
Dealing with Death & Grief in the Workplace - Part 1: Employees
This article is the first of two parts on dealing with death and grief in the workplace; it looks at how employees should deal with a death and grief in the workplace. It is part of an extensive presentation given at an AMSA conference of medical students for their Special Interest Group on Death & Dying.
Dealing with Death & Grief in the Workplace - Part 2: Management
This article is the second of two parts on dealing with death and grief in the workplace; it looks at how management should cope with a death and grief in the workplace. It is part of an extensive presentation given at an AMSA conference of medical students for their Special Interest Group on Death & Dying.
Bunny: Oscar Winning Short Film Explores Dying & Life After Death
From Blue Sky Studio, the studio that produced Ice Age 2: The Meltdown, Bunny is a heart-warming earlier work that created a new standard in computer animation called "radiosity" to create a new dimensionality. This Oscar Winning Best Animated Short Film also explored the concepts of love, dying, reunion and life after death, with care, humor and realistic, beautiful computer imagery.
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