To put it simply, this website is about grief.
That probably sounds oversimplified, but grief is a complex, heavy, frustrating, scary, enormous…ahem, big topic. It starts with a death and envelopes everyone from family to friends, to friends of family and friends. Not only is grief an emotional, logistical, and existential nightmare, but it is taxing. It requires us to navigate the world without someone important, deal with complex feelings and emotions, and figure out ways to move forward when everything seems kind of bleak.
We, the co-authors of this site, are Baltimore-based mental health professionals with 10+ years of experience in grief and bereavement. More importantly, though, we have both experienced the death of a parent and have dealt with life after that loss. Neither of us knew what resources were available to us at the time, and we fumbled through the darkness alone. Later we wondered why should anyone have to feel alone when so many of us have been through grief ourselves? For this reason, we are committed to delve into anything and everything grief-related and to provide a place where people can come to support and be supported.
Specifically, our mission is to promote grief education, exploration, and expression in both practical and creative ways. We aim to provide the public with…
- Education that reaches beyond generalization
- Practical and specific suggestions for moving forward
- Modes of self-exploration and self-expression that suit all types of thinkers and doers
- Ways to honor and remember deceased loved ones.
- A supportive community