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Brochures & Materials

BC Bereavement Helpline Grief & Loss Support Brochures

This brochure includes BCBH history and contact information, plus a few helpful tips on grief.

50 copies of our the BCBH Grief & Loss Support brochures are complimentary for our Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum members. Non-members are welcome to order quantities of 50 brochures at $25 each, plus postage. Please refer to our Membership Order form for details.

Dr. Alan Wolfelt “Helping Series” Brochures

Loss-specific brochures authored by Dr. Alan Wolfelt, PhD, CT, noted author, educator and Clinical Thanatologist, are available through BCBH. Sample titles include: Helping Yourself When Someone You Love Has Died, Helping Yourself When Your Parent Has Died, Helping Yourself Heal When Someone You Care About Dies of a Drug Overdose, Helping Yourself When Your Spouse Has Died, and over 20 other titles to help with your particular loss.

To see the full list of available brochures and to order by clicking below.

Dr. Alan Wolfelt “Healing Your Chronic Illness Grief: 100 Practicual ideas for Living Your Best Life” Book

Chronic illness is a type of loss. Depending on your condition and its course, you may be confronted with physical limitations, financial struggles, relationship challenges, and much more. Your hoped-for future may feel stolen from you.

In addition to good physical care, acknowledging and working through your normal, necessary grief along the way are essential to living well with chronic illness. Mourning is important self-care. The 100 tips, affirmations, and simple activities in this book will help you attune to and express your feelings each day. They will support you in living your best life physically, cognitively, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.

Pre-order now availble here.

"Ten Things to Know About Grief" Brochures

This brochure provides helpful and informative facts about what to expect and how to help yourself through the grief process. Please download and circulate to those in need at your discretion. (Brochures are in PDF format.).

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Dealing with Grief: A Guide to Understanding Your Reactions Brochure

Created by the Victoria Hospice Bereavement Program, this three-panel brochure helps explain the social, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual reactions one may experience with grief and loss.

Dealing With Grief PDF

BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) Gone Too Soon Grief Handbook

The BC Centre on Substance Use partnered with BCBH to create a grief handbook specific for those who have lost a loved one due to substance use entitled "Gone Too Soon."

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Black Ribbon Pins (outward symbol of grieving)

These black, enamel pins with gold trim are delicately designed and meant to be worn if you are in grief or are wanting to recognize someone who is. Meant to raise awareness of the state of bereavement as being a time for slowing down and taking care of one’s self, these pins replace the “black arm band” of many years ago. When our heart is broken after the loss of someone we love, we have no outward sign of how much we hurt inside. The Black Ribbon Pin helps identify that we would appreciate a little more compassion and patience than usual while in our bereaved state. To order pins, please see our order form.

Reccommended Reading and Online Resources

All books listed below are available on Amazon.ca, or you may check your local library.

Guides for the Bereaved and Their Loved Ones - General

Healing Your Grieving Heart After a Cancer Diagnosis, by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing in Your Heart, by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

Healing a Friend or Loved One's Grieving Heart After a Cancer Diagnosis, by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

Grief One Day at a Time: 365 Meditations to Help You Heal After Loss, by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

Finding the Words: How to Talk with Children and Teens About Death, Suicide, Funerals, Homicide, Cremation, and Other End-of-Life Matters, by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

Getting Grief Right: Finding Your Story of Love in the Sorrow of Loss, by Patrick O'Malley PhD and Tim Madigan.

Life After Loss: A Practical Guide to Renewing Your Life after Experiencing Major Loss, by Bob Deits

 Grief is a Journey: Finding Your Path Through Loss, by Kenneth Doka

No Enemy to Conquer: Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World, by Michael Henderson

Facilitating with Heart: Awakening Personal Transformation and Social Change, by Martha Lasley

Calling the Circle: The First and Future Culture, by Christina Baldwin

The Circle Way: A Leader in Every Chair (Business), by Christina Baldwin

Guides for the Bereaved and Their Loved Ones - Children

 Death, Grief, and Loss: A Guide for Parents, Caregivers, Educators, Counsellors, and Other Helpers to Talk about Difficult Topics, by Dallas Shirley, M.Ed., RCC and illustrated by Amanada Shirley and Dallas Shirley

My Many, many, Many Feelings: A Guide for Parents, Caregivers, Educators, Counsellors, and Other Helpers to Talk about Difficult Topics, by Dallas Shirley, M.Ed., RCC and illustrated by Amanada Shirley and Dallas Shirley

Guides for the Bereaved and Their Loved Ones - Sibling

The Empty Room; Understanding Sibling Loss by Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn

Online Grief Resources - General

AfterTalk.com - Online grief support. A place for comfort and sharing for those who have experienced loss or are supporting a loved one in hospice care. 

BetterHelp.com - online counseling resource.

BCBH Online Tributes

Camp Kerry Private Online Social Network

Canadian Virtual Hospice - Information and support on palliative and end-of-life care, loss and grief.

Coping with the Loss of  Loved One to Mesothelioma

Creating Memorial Albums After Loss


Grief and Grieving - Healthlink BC

Grieving and Ritual Podcast

HealthLink BC Directory - A search tool for health services in British Columbia.  

Megan Devine

  Twitter - @refugeingrief

  Website - Refuge In Grief

MindShift™ CBT - MindShift™ CBT is an app that uses scientifically proven strategies based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help you learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge of your anxiety.

Living Through Loss Counselling Society of BC

Lower Mainland Grief Recovery Society

Vivibot - a chat bot for young people dealing with life beyond cancer.

See more reading options at www.centerforloss.com/bookstore/ for more books by grief counselor and educator Dr. Alan Wolfelt.