Grief and Bereavement

The Bereavement Network of Hawai‘i offers many resources available for support and information about grief and bereavement.

For a list of support groups, agencies, individuals, and hospices, please view the following 16 page document for Hawaii compiled by the Bereavement Network of Hawaii.

Please bear in mind that groups may be suspended due to recommendations by the CDC in response to COVID-19. Please be sure to call or email first before attending support groups.

Resources for Grief and Bereavement

Navigating Loss: The Healing Power of Rituals PDF by Navian Hawaii

That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief, by Scott Berinato
March 23, 2020, Harvard Business review. They turned to David Kessler, an expert on grief, for ideas on how to do that.

Center for Loss & Life Transition Alan Wolfelt, from the Center for Loss and Life Transition, offers articles on grief and loss and coping. He is another noted author, educator and grief counselor.

grief.com David Kessler world-reknown grief specialist, website links to Tender Hearts, a Community of Courageous Grievers, which offers a Zoom grief check-in. David Kessler support group recordings are available on Facebook.

whatsyourgrief.com – offers a forum to share your grief photo, grief recipe, grief in six words. They offer a grief journaling course as well as articles on grief related to different kinds of loss.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Grief and Bereavement During the Final Stages of Illness is available as an online pamphlet. Produced by Florence Long with funding from the Kitagawa Family, this information is designed specifically for terminally ill individuals and their loved ones to prepare for the eventuality of death.

In addition, the pamphlet will help in organizing personal affairs and learning about the process of grieving and dying to help ease any fears and enhance the ability to cope.

  • Help For The Bereaved – The Healing Journey Booklet Nr. 5 might be of help as well. Learn about the common expressions of grief, the healing process, and when to get help. The set of five booklets was developed by the Center on Aging at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.
  • Please see the calendar for workshops or current (virtual) events
  • Please check our webpage Palliative Care Resources for Hawai‘i compiled by Kōkua Mau for additional resources the might be helpful

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