Year: 1977 Source: Archives of the Foundation of Thanatology, v.6, no.4, (1977), p.33-37 SIEC No: 19842600

The author gives a personal account of her learning what constitutes “Good Grief” subsequent to her father committing suicide. Some of the things learned were: open expressions of love can act as protection against guilt, some suicides cannot be prevented, that the question “Why?” is futile, that just listening to a bereaved person talk of their experience is of great value, that each death is never routine, & gifts of living plants are significant. (GW)