The pain and suffering experienced after loss, whether it’s a loved one or a pet, can sometimes feel unbearable. We can funnel through a variety of emotions such as anger, numbness, despair, and confusion. It’s important to understand that grieving is a unique experience for each individual and there is no specific time period suggested for the stages of grief. The following information is provided to help you make sense of your grieving experience and how to support others who may be experiencing grief.

Virtual resources

verywellmind provides useful information on the 5 stages of grief and how to best support others going through a significant loss. was formed by grief experts and those who to help you work through difficult issues you may be experiencing as a result of loss. provides helpful and practical grief support information.

Community resources

Hospice House offers community support in the form of telephone support, caregiver support, grief and bereavement groups, and individualized resource packages. For more information go to or call 506-472-8185


  • Bearing the Unbearable by Joanne Cacciatore, PhD
  • It’s Ok That You’re Not OK by Megan Devine 
  • We Get It: Voices of Grieving College Students and Young Adults by Heather L. Servaty-Seib and David Fajgenbaum