8.6 Chapter Summary

Key Summary Points

  1. Grief, mourning and bereavement are inter-related concepts tied to loss.
  2. There are many ways to support people who are grieving. Some of the best ways include calling, texting, or showing up face-to-face. Don’t worry about getting it 100% right. Reaching out is the important thing.
  3. Social networking sites/social media have presented new opportunities for those who are grieving to share and express themselves.
  4. The COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to collective grief among the entire world, with many experiencing losses in various forms. It also sheds light on the need for a national grief strategy.

Additional Resources

Additional Viewings

TEDx Talks. (May 5, 2017). When someone you love dies, there is no such thing as moving nn – Kelly Lynn  [Video]. YouTube.com. https://youtu.be/kYWlCGbbDGI

Additional Readings

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). (2014). Grieving. https://cmha.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Grieving-NTNL-brochure-2014-web.pdf

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). (2018). Grieving – Where to go when you’re looking for help. https://www.camh.ca/-/media/files/community-resource-sheets/grieving-resources-pdf.pdf


Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association. (n.d.). Grief and bereavement resource repository. https://www.chpca.ca/resource/grief-and-bereavement-resource-repository/

Canadian Virtual Hospice. (n.d.). Because losing someone is hard. https://mygrief.ca/

What’s your grief. (n.d.). https://whatsyourgrief.com/ 


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