Helping Those Who Are Grieving
Grief & Loss Resources From a Retired Mental Health Counselor
There is no right way to grieve or a timeline for how long the impacts of grief might last.
The experience of losing a loved one, losing a way of life, or whatever form your loss may take looks and feels different for everyone.
My name is Diane, and I’m an expert in grief. After more than 20 years of working with people who are going through loss and grief, I’ve created a landing place, with therapist-approved resources, for those experiencing grief or those wishing to support others who are grieving.
I encourage you to explore this space and identify helpful resources supporting your grief. Take a look through and see what resonates for you. Try different things to see how they relate to your grief. Begin to engage with the resources that allow you to feel seen and supported in your grief.
Here are some places to start:
Self-Guided Grief Support
Whether you’re experiencing a loss yourself or seeking resources to support a loved one who is grieving, the blog contains more than 50 articles covering dozens of specific types of loss and grief topics.
Here are some to get you started:
The 20-20 Grief Project Resources
They say hindsight is 20/20, and if I’ve learned anything from my time as a grief counselor, it’s that we have no idea what our grief will look or feel like in the future. That uncertainty can leave us feeling helpless and sometimes even hopeless.
That’s why I started The 20-20 Grief Project. To not only commemorate and honor my own unexpected losses but to give voice to those who can now reflect on their losses from at least 20 years ago—providing hope and understanding to those going through a more recent loss.
Not everyone can ever truly understand your grief. But here, you are not alone.
Hi there, I’m Diane.
After the sudden loss of my father, brother, and grandmother within just three years, I found myself changing careers to support others who were going through grief, as I had at the time.
Because of my personal experiences of loss, I deeply understand the feeling of a heart filled with sadness and pain, a mind clouded with thoughts that can feel overwhelming, and wondering if you could ever be happy again.
That’s why I became a counselor, and it’s also why now, in retirement, I wish to continue providing resources to help those going through loss or supporting a loved one who is grieving.
Thank you for being here.