Grief, Aging and Mental Health Resources

The Death of a Pet

The death of a beloved pet can feel as devastating as the death of a beloved human family member or friend. Since research shows that the majority of pet owners consider their pets as treasured members of their own family, the death of these cherished companions can be difficult and challenging.

What Friends Can Do

The support of friends is essential for someone who has lost a loved one. The presence of friends is felt most poignantly at the time of death and during the funeral, but so often, in just a few short days, family members and friends return to their homes.