Books:

Journey’s End: Death, Dying, and the End of Life, Xlibris 2017-Julie Saeger Nierenberg and Victoria Brewster, MSW

BK Books– Barbara Karnes, RN website on end of life educational materials for families and professionals

Apology The Importance and Power of Saying “I’m Sorry” – Sheila Simpson

Any book written by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Don’t Let Death Ruin Your Life by Jill Brooke

Gifts by Maggie Callahan

Any book by Gary Roe

Websites/Organizations for Social Work, Case Management, Death, Dying, End of Life, Hospice and Palliative Care:

Social Work Career website by Dorlee Michaeli, MBA, LMSW

EFS Supervision Strategies– Ellen Fink-Samnick, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP

Case Management Society of America

Dying with Dignity Canada – A grassroots organization which focuses on End-of-Life Issues/Topics

Kids Health– Kids health for teens, parents, and educators

Help Guide– Coping with loss and grief

Beyond Blue– Loss and Grief

WebMD– The stages of grief

Good Therapy– Grief, Loss, and Bereavement

Mental Health America– Coping with Loss

Canadian Mental Health Association

Health Canada

Hospice, Palliative Care News, Views and Inspiration from around the World- ehospice.com

Golden Room Advocates – Hospice and Palliative Care- How do you want to die and where?

With Sympathy– Unique and Personal Sympathy Gifts

Can We Talk? Helping our Loved Ones Express their End-of-Life Wishes

Causes and Campaigns I am part of as a volunteer on Social Media:

Ambassador for Random ActRandomAct was born out of the desire to raise the vibration of kindness in the Linkedin community and beyond. -Volunteer since December 2018.

Volunteer Staff since December 2018 for Cyber Parental Guardians

Canadian Humanitarian for Global Goodwill Ambassadors on LinkedIn- nominated in January 2019.

My initiative/campaign to focus on loss and grief with a launch set for Social Work month, which is March-Marigolds on Social Media– Sometimes the biggest message comes from the smallest and most common garden flower. They are an important part of any organic garden as a pest deterrent, but the Marigold has nobler meanings like-despair and grief over the loss of love and the beauty and warmth of the rising sun which can assist in moments of bereavement.

Loss and grief will affect us all at some point in our lives if they have not already. Death is difficult, not something many want to think about, many try to avoid, BUT it is part of the cycle of life. In order for someone or something to be born-it must die.

Interested in being a Marigold Ambassador? If yes, it means you like me want to raise awareness of loss and grief. You want to provide resources, information, share articles, get conversations flowing…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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