A time in need
Loss, especially unexpected loss, can be a very difficult time for families. Jesse has previously recounted an experience of Mama Grief and we have also had a discussion on helping children deal with death. An urbanMama just emailed us and is seeking some tips or recommendations as soon as possible:
A few days ago my father, who was a central figure in both my and my 2-year-old daughter's life, died unexpectedly of a heart attack. I am devastated. I am trying to hold it together for my daughter, but I need help. I am looking for some sort of grief support group or therapist who might specialize in this sort of thing, preferably in NE Portland. I'm also looking for ways to talk to my daughter about this. My father was the central family member in her life and she adores him.