Grief is a normal and natural emotional response to a loss. Coping with this loss often requires a substantial effort.

Grief caused by the loss of a loved one can lead to an all consuming sadness. Coping with this loss often requires a substantial emotional and physical effort and can sometimes be overwhelming.

When faced with a major life challenge, it is normal for a person to experience a wide range of physical and emotional responses. This includes numbness, denial, confusion, shock, sadness, yearning, anger, despair and guilt. These are all common emotional responses for a person in grief.

In the exclusive video feature 'Coping with your grief' by Doris Zagdanski the journey of grief is beautifully described complimented with photography and music.

MyGriefAssist - Grief Information, Education & Training

Grief resources can be found at MyGriefAssist, a website devoted to grief information, education and training on the topic.

Noted Australian author and speaker on grief, Doris Zagdanksi, has drawn together a wealth of information that is vital for anyone coping with, or helping someone to cope with grief on the MyGriefAssist website.

A former educator and involved in the funeral industry for more than 30 years, Doris has assisted people to move through grief of all types. There is a broad range of information, inspirational books, quotes and media, and a series of practical fact sheets that speak plainly, helping you make sense of this challenging emotion, all available online.