Grief Support: Anticipatory Grief

May 8, 2024

Significant Trigger Warning Statement: 

We want to acknowledge that facing a cancer diagnosis, sharing with others, and even accessing support resources such as a group can trigger many thoughts and feelings including those that are distressing. We want to remain supportive and sensitive to your individual journey and related needs. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you would like additional support or to discuss your experience during group. All information presented is. for educational purposes only. Please discuss mental or physical health needs with your identified physician. H4TG nor the presenter are liable for any changes related to research or treatment in the area of mental health and a cancer diagnosis. 

Key Themes: Coping Strategies, End of Life, Support of a loved one, Anticipatory Grief, Advanced Diagnosis, Life Limiting/Completion Diagnosis. 

Anticipatory Grief Resources: 

Five Steps for Dealing with Anticipatory Grief and Video 

Anticipatory Grief Preparing for a Loved One’s End of Life 

Anticipatory Grief: How to Cope & When to Get Help 

How to Support a Loved One with a Life Limiting or Completion Diagnosis: 

7 Ways to Support a Loved One with Terminal Cancer 

When Someone You Love Has Advanced Cancer 

When a Loved One Is Terminally Ill 

Anticipatory Grief Receiving a Life Limiting or Completion Diagnosis: 

Coping with Emotions as You Near End-of-Life 

Coping with Your Feelings During Advanced Cancer 

Coping with a Terminal Illness 

Processing and Accepting your Terminal Diagnosis 

Completing your Life 



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