AUSTIN GRIEF BLOG

Austin Grief has been working in partnership with Integral Care, as a member of the Suicide Prevention Coalition.  Austin Grief has also worked with various Austin area schools to help educate teachers, students, and staff on ways to recognize warning signs for suicida...

November 20, 2017

The holidays are upon us, and many of us of look forward to the rituals, traditions and fellowship that are associated with this time of year.  For many, however, this can be a difficult period and for some even painful.  The Austin Center for Grief & Loss strives to p...

Five considerations when speaking to your children about tragedies. 

Don’t Over-Talk
Adults can easily project our fears on to children.  Do answer children’s questions in a way that reflects their asking.  Try not to dwell on the tragic nature of an incident, yet don’t...

Children’s Grief Awareness Day is observed every year on the third Thursday in November.  It is a day that brings attention to the effect that grief can have on a child and to help make sure every child receives the support they need.

When I was 10,  my maternal grandfa...

November 11, 2017

The most common questions a newly bereaved client asks in grief therapy are: “What do I need to do? What are the steps to deal with this? Can you tell me exactly how to get through this?” The hard answer is that there is no “exact” answer, or set of steps.  Each person...

November 1, 2017

As we prepare for a transition into cool mornings and early sunsets, I have been taking the time to reflect on how nature beautifully represents our mission at Austin Grief. As the trees let go of their leaves in preparation for a season of rest and recovery, it allows...