WebMD.com outlines the Common Reactions to Grief or Loss:
The stages of grief reflect a variety of reactions that may surface as an individual tries to make sense of how a loss affects him or her. An important part of the healing process is allowing oneself to experience and accept all feelings that are experienced.
The following are some recognised stages of grief: It is extremely important to understand that everyone copes with grief differently, there is not a one-size fits all prescription, and there is no set time for recovery.
Remember, throughout a person's lifetime, he or she may return to some of the earlier stages of grief. There are often triggers that can set old feelings in motion very quickly and can catch you off guard. There is no time limit to the grieving process.
Each individual should define his or her own healing process. Talking with a trusted counsellor or confidant is often a great help to understand your own pace of recovery, it is not a sign of weakness to ask for help.
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Help for grieving families, young people and children
The focus of Not Alone is dealing with grief due to bereavement
Anglican Care Waiapu
Support programmes for children and young people missing some special in their lives
A voluntary, parent-run organisation to support New Zealand parents when a baby or young child has died, with branches around the country
National Association of Loss and Grief (NZ)
promotes education and understanding of loss and grief issues, with branches around the country
Sensible Sentencing Trust
Finding help with justice and court systems.