We have found some videos that might be helpful for you (including some we have created ourselves). They are not designed to “fix” you, but offer you some things to think about, possibly an opportunity to consider a different way of looking at things if that’s what you need, or just some uplifting moments if you need a break from the world you’re in right now.
Please remember that nothing is a ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to grief and what appeals or is helpful to one person may be difficult for others to watch – where something may have very obvious triggers for some, we have outlined this in the video description.
We hope there is something in here that you can take away to use in your own life and your own circumstances. If you have any videos that you think might be helpful for others, please feel free to send the details to us here to be considered for addition to the page.
A beautiful conversation about grief
By Stephen Colbert and Anderson Cooper
A beautiful casual chat between two men talking about the loss of their father at the age of 10 and how it changed and shaped their lives for the future.
5 Things About Grief No One Really Tells You
A short list of five things about grief that you don’t get told beforehand. Simple but true, and helpful to know – which just might make your journey that little bit easier with some understanding.
How my son's short life made a lasting difference
By Sarah Gray
After Sarah Gray's unborn son Thomas was diagnosed with anencephaly, a terminal condition, she decided to turn her family's tragedy into an extraordinary gift and donate his organs to scientific research.
Depression, the secret we share
By Andrew Solomon
Andrew Solomon shares his journey of depression. It led him to holding interviews with others across the world with depression, only to discover that once you start talking about it, other people want to contribute their own stories.
Talk about your death while you're still healthy
By Michelle Knox
Michelle Knox talks about the importance of talking honestly about the things we want when we die, how do we want to be remembered, and what should our legacy be?
Three Months After
By Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
A short animation of the poem “Three Months After”. Simple, honest and something that possibly every person who has walked with grief has felt in those early days. It offers validation on how difficult these emotions are.
A love letter to realism in a time of grief
By Mark Pollock and Simone George
Titled “A love letter to realism in a time of grief” this is a beautiful talk by Simone and Mark. It talks about the challenges in their lives (alone and together).
You’re still here - Living after suicide
By Amy Biancolli
Amy Bincolli lost both her husband and sister to suicide. She talks about how she survived and “moved on”. She opens her audience up to her own story and what her future then became.
How Grief Can Enable Nurses to Endure
By Hui-wen Sato
Spoken by an experienced paediatric nurse about caring for sick people, but practical to all people who care for others in our lives, Hei-Wen talks about the change in her approach to caregiving when she figured out a way to reappropriate her grief to help her cultivate empathy and endurance.
The Grieving Process: Coping with Death
A short animated video talking about how you can cope with the grieving process. Drawn simply but speaks so honestly and beautifully about each step of your journey.
We don't "move on" from grief. We move forward with it
By Nora McInerny
Nora McInerny tells us her story in a mostly light hearted way and how we can shift our approach to grief. A grieving person is going to laugh again, they’re going to move forward – but that doesn’t mean that they’ve moved
By Mike Shaw
According to Mike Shaw “Grief Happens,” but gratitude is your foundation for healing. It’s all about perspective. Your lows give you a greater ability to appreciate new highs. Trust that you will heal. You CAN live a FULL life after grief.
The journey through loss and grief
By Jason B. Rosenthal
Before her death author Amy Krouse wrote a book “You May Want to Marry My Husband”. It was giving him permission to move on and find love again after her death.
Prepare for a good end of life
By Judy MacDonald Johnston
Judy MacDonald offers five practices to end a life well. Logical but touching it is a video that can be helpful to those who are facing the end of their days.
How to Deal With Loss or Grief of Love Ones
A short animated video giving some helpful tips on helping you work through your grief. It’s quick, and might just give you an idea you hadn’t thought of that makes your journey a little easier.
Life that doesn't end with death
By Kelli Swazey
This video discusses a culture who deal with death and dying as completely opposite the western way as is possible.
How To Support A Friend Going Through A Difficult Time
“Here’s the deal. The human soul does not want to be advised or fixed or saved. It simply wants to be witnessed – to be seen, heard and companioned exactly as it is.”
A video game to cope with grief
By Amy Green
When Amy Green's young son was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor, she made up a bedtime story for his siblings to teach them about cancer.
The Last Serenade
By Lilli Haydn
A beautiful journey told in music. A lone violin describes what the grief journey is like…. A serenading dance, not a looming
When Someone You Love Dies, There Is No Such Thing as Moving On
By Kelley Lynn
How many times have you been told “it’s time to move on”?
The Cure for Grief
By Norah Casey
This is a very straight talking video by Irish author and tv personality Norah Casey. Her husband passed after an illness and she talks about how she managed and what she learned after helping herself and her children through grief.
We will be adding additional resources regularly, so please refer back often to get the most support.
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