Grief Support

At Great Western, we understand that it isn’t easy to accept the pain that follows death. It is our hope that you can use these grief support resources to find the support you need.

Preplanning after a Loss: How Do You Want to be Remembered?

After losing a loved one, it's natural to start wondering, 'How do I want to be remembered?' Preplanning can help you record your answers.

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Complicated Grief: How to Cope with Death

If the loss of a loved one consumes your mind and causes your relationships to suffer, you may be experiencing complicated grief.

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How to Apply 5 Stages of Grief to your Grieving Process

A new look at the stages of grief model can make the pathway to healing less rocky when you're mourning a loved one. 

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Forms You Need to Complete after a Person Dies

When someone passes, planning the funeral is the first of many tasks you’ll need to complete. One of the biggest chores is processing paperwork. To help you weed through it, we’ve compiled a list of forms you may need to fill out to settle your loved one’s affairs. 

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13 Signs You Should Seek Grief Counseling

Feeling sad after the death of a loved one is normal, but when symptoms of grief persist, you may need grief counseling to help you progress.

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Checklist: What to Do When Someone Dies

You've just lost a loved one. You're consumed by grief and can't think what to do next. Use this outline to walk through what to do when someone dies, step-by-step.

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How to Support Someone Who Is Grieving

Learn the right things to say — and what not to say — when helping a grieving loved one cope with loss.

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Understanding Bereavement Guilt

As you’re working through the stages of grief, it’s common to stir up bereavement guilt. To help you avoid being stuck in that phase for too long, we’ll help you understand what you’re feeling and how to cope.

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Grief Books and Blogs for Coping with Loss

If you don’t have time to attend in-person grief support groups or seek grief counseling, the following grief books and blogs can offer assistance on your schedule.

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Grief Support is Available in More Ways than Ever

Grief support groups try to connect you with others, but not everyone feels comfortable sharing their emotions. That’s why finding the right format to receive grief support is as important as seeking it in the first place. 

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Find Grief Support

Search for grief support resources, such as in-person groups, online forums, and phone hotlines, available in your area.

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