Year: 1997 Source: Fort Collins, CO: Companion Press/The Center for Loss and Life Transition, 1997. 144p. SIEC No: 19980506

This book is organized around the 6 needs that all mourners must yield to if they are to go on to find continued meaning in life & living. An explanation of each mourning need is followed by a series of brief, spiritual passages. The 6 needs are: 1) acknowledging the reality of the death; 2) embracing the pain of the loss; 3) remembering the person who died; 4) developing a new self-identity; 5) searching for meaning; & 6) receiving ongoing support from others. A mourner’s code is included.