The death of a loved one can be a life-altering experience for those left behind. Many factors affect our grief including the circumstances of the death, whether or not we anticipated it, our relationship with the person, previous losses, and how supported we feel by those around us. One thing we know for sure is that there is no one size fits all when it comes to grieving a death. Contrary to the Stages of Grief Model of Elizabeth Kubler Ross which says we grieve in stages (shock, denial, anger, bargaining, acceptance) most people grief often comes and goes in waves. Each person’s journey through the healing process is unique.
At Capstone we help youth and adults who have experienced the death of a loved one by providing guidance and compassionate support to help them:
- Move through the tasks of grief including accepting the reality of the loss.*
- Experience the pain of the loss (which is a necessary part of healing).*
- Adjust to an environment in which their loved one is missing.*
- Find ways to reinvest in life.*
- Easily access additional resources and referrals.
* Based on the Tasks of Grief Model by William Worden