Helen Keller wrote: "When it seems that our sorrow is too great to be borne, let us think of the great family of the heavy-hearted into which our grief has given us entrance, and inevitably, we will feel about us, their arms, and their understanding."
Over the years, Farside Chapel has mined bereavement and grief recovery resources to help the "heavy-hearted". Grief is not always associated with death and dying, it can take form through all types of causes. Some people's lives are abruptly altered through the loss of a job; loss of income; loss of self-esteem; illness; enormous medical bills; divorce; natural disasters that destroy homes and change the course of people's lives forever.
Children are less likely to know how to express their grief; they can feel very upset, stop eating, lose emotional control. They may be reacting to any number of family or community issues. The younger they are, the fewer coping skills acquired. Sybling rivalry, bulling, abuse, estranged
relationships, divorce, and illness of loved ones are just a few of the possible causes of grief in children.
Resources for parents and children who grieve: