Helen Fitzgerald - Grief Support Expert

Helen Fitzgerald is a Certified Thanatologist, author and lecturer. Her books include The Grieving Child: A Parents' Guide, The Mourning Handbook and The Grieving Teen. She has appeared on the CBS Morning Show and the NBC Today Show and was previously the director of training for the American Hospice Foundation.

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Articles by Helen Fitzgerald:
Writing a Condolence Note
Helping Your Bereaved Friend
Helping a Grieving Parent
Helping Children Through Grief
Writing a Condolence Note to a Grieving Child or Adolescent
The Grieving Teen
After a Tragedy: What Kids Can Do
Military Kids: Responding to their Grief
The Grief of Grandparents
You Know You’re Getting Better When...

Additional resources from Helen Fitzgerald and the American Hospice Foundation:
Anticipating a Parent's Death
Your Personal Journey Through Grief: A Guided Road Map Toward Learning and Healing
When Somebody You Love Has Cancer (A Workbook for Children)
Grief at School
Comfort Cards


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Comment by Brandi Powers on April 11, 2012 at 6:48pm


   My name is Brandi I am dealing with my nine year old son that in the time frame o 24 days lost his papa, a classmate to a tragic accident, his grandma and then his great grandma had a heart attack but she did survive but all of this has take a tremendous toll on him.  He has been very angry and defiantly not his free spirited, carefree self.  Recently he told me that he has been hearing his classmates voice and talking to him.  Once I became aware that was going on I could recall hearing him talking at night but assumed he was just talking in his sleep.  I have him meeting with his school counsler on a regular basis but I just don't have a clue on how to deal with this.  So any help would be greatly apperciated. Thank you

Comment by Carrie L on December 21, 2010 at 8:15am

Hello what are you tools for the bereaved we sure need something it is a constant flow of mourning and feel it will forever will be carrie L

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