"I am pleased to offer my support and endorsement for the My Grief Now project. As a bereaved mother and longtime self-help bereavement volunteer with Bereaved Families of Ontario I can attest to the value of finding solace, understanding and support for those living with grief.
I am sure this will be a well-used resource by those who are grieving, those who are
supporting them and the broader community."
Katie Jacobs, MSW, RSW
"I am so grateful to have been a part of My Grief Now as it has helped me so much in dealing
with my mother’s death. I was so unsure of how I would feel about speaking about my grief regarding my mother’s death because we had a difficult relationship and I actually felt some relief when my mother passed and part of me felt shame for feeling that way.
I feel that the experience has helped me to resolve many negative feelings I had towards my
mother and has helped me to feel compassion and understanding of my mother’s experiences
in her life which were not always easy."
Donna M. Harris
"Grief hurts. Period.
Connecting with others who are walking this similar yet unique path is especially healing. Over time,
grief can strengthen your life. It is a process and the pain is a part of the healing. Moving forward from it vs. getting over it is the key to self-preservation and a positive grief experience. Yes, a positive grief experience.
Grief sharing needs to be open and unfettered...My Grief Now is the human condition in its most
intimate and honest form...a comprehensive collection of real life stories, real 6me grief journeys. It
normalizes and provides hope. There is nothing like this out there. It will change the way we see grief and ourselves."
"Grief remains the taboo topic in our culture. We seem to be able to speak about any other topic but when it comes to grief, mourning and the expressions of such, silence becomes the norm. It is my professional opinion, My Grief Now is a huge step in not only addressing the silence but also giving people a practical, helpful and encouraging place to go to explore their own journey as well as listen to the hearts of others."
President and CEO, BOOST Child and Youth Advocacy Centre
Dr. L. Keith Taylor
Director, Genesis Bereavement Resource Centre
"In my role as a Social Worker I have presented to health care professionals, social service workers,
teachers and individuals looking to gain knowledge in grief and support individuals within their respective workplaces.
My Grief Now would also be a wonderful educational tool. It would assist in the ability to present stories and concepts
in a form that is accessible, interactive and enjoyable. It is important to find tools that can help make an impact in a short period of time and nothing is more powerful than a personal story."
Lesley Parrott Consulting
30 year Funeral Director
Helping grief make sense...one story at a time.
Endorsements for My Grief Now
My Grief Now
"It is said that we are an illiterate society when it comes to grief. Many people don’t know what to say at funerals and how to be supportive of grieving people. My Grief Now is an exciting concept of using video vignettes that have the potential to capture the pain, suffering, isolation, doubt and fears that many experience."
"Boost CYAC is very familiar with grief and in particular traumatic grief, where a child or youth loses a loved one unexpectedly or violently and is traumatized as a result. There are not many resources that are specifically related to traumatic grief and I believe that My Grief Now could be extremely valuable to children, youth and families faced with this situation."
My Grief Now participant