“I am at the epicentre of this earthquake”. This is how Bonnie describes her grief when Ray, her husband of 41 years, died in 2013. She is one of 12 men and women from different cultural perspectives who share their very personal stories of grief, loss and healing after the death of a spouse, partner, child, parent or sibling.
MyGrief.ca is a free online resource to help people work through their grief from the comfort of their own home, at their own pace. It was developed by family members who’ve “been there”, and grief experts to complement existing community resources and help address the lack of grief services particularly in rural and remote areas. It is also an education tool for health providers.
This online tool consists of 9 sections that people can navigate through easily to find the information they need. It covers a variety of topics including:
- Recognizing how grief affects you before and after death
- Facing emotions such as sadness, loneliness, anger, fear and guilt
- Managing situations that trigger grief
- Managing family dynamics
- Dealing with unhelpful comments and unwanted advice
- Recognizing if you are stuck in grief and re-engaging with life after a death
MyGrief.ca was produced by the Canadian Virtual Hospice in collaboration with a team of families, grief experts and partners. Dr. Robert Neimeyer, renowned international grief expert was a member of the development team. Funding was provided by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org