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10754 SE Highway 212
Clackamas, OR 97015
Phone: 503-656-9177
Fax: 503-656-9168

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Coping with Grief

Life is full of challenges, pitfalls, and troubles; many of which arrive on our doorstep unannounced. Among all of life's hardships, one of the most difficult challenges we will ever face occurs during the loss of a loved one. At such a time, there's no point in saying we're not yet ready; the challenge will not wait. In picturesque terms, the gauntlet has been thrown down; we've been called to action: it's time we must begin coping with grief. But how does one learn to do that? If you're wondering how to cope with grief and want to learn what the experts have to say about handling grief, we encourage you to read any one, or all, of the articles below. If you have any questions about what you read or just wish to speak with our staff, please feel free to call 503-656-9177.

Healing After Loss
Does healing from loss seem like it's impossible to achieve? We know it can feel that way; but the truth is, healing after loss is not only possible, with some effort, it's probable. Read this article to learn how you can heal from loss.
Coping with Unexpected Death
Coping with unexpected death can be unusually difficult. If you've recently experienced the sudden unexpected death of someone dear to you, we offer you our condolences and invite you to read this article to gain insight into the dynamics of grieving an unexpected loss.
Building Resilience
Can you define resilience? And have you ever considered the relationship between grief and building resilience? Read this if you're curious about what is resilience, and want to know more about how the grief you feel can strengthen your ability to cope with hardship.
Recommended Reading
Above and beyond the expression of sadness, there's another reason we grieve. The experience of grief, when thoughtfully and purposefully endured, helps us to grow stronger and more resilient. Our list of books about resilience offers those who grieve insightful and instructive recommended reading.

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52 Weeks of Support

It's hard to know what to say when someone experiences loss. Our free weekly newsletter provides insights, quotes and messages on how to help during the first year.

Contact Information 10754 SE Highway 212
Phone: 503-656-9177