John James, founder of The Grief Recovery Institute

John W. James

Founder of The Grief Recovery Institute®
Co-Author of The Grief Recovery
Handbook & When Children Grieve

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Russell Friedman, Executive Director of The Grief Recovery Institute

Russell Friedman

Executive Director
Co-Author of The Grief Recovery
Handbook & When Children Grieve


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Grieving people sometimes don't ask for help, and if it's offered, they won’t always take advantage of it. (Published 6-12-2012)

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Hi, I was wondering if you could help me. My brother died 8-13-2010. He was 33, I am 32. We were real close. He still lived at home with my mom. He died there with her from a drug overdose. We're having a hard time dealing with this, but my mother's not doing well at all. I don’t know if it's possible to grieve yourself to death, but if it is, she’s well on her way. I was wondering if you  had any advice or could help in anyway. Thank you and hope to be hearing from you soon. Thanks again.


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If you or someone important to you wants help with grief: Look for a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist℠ in your community. The Grief Recovery Institute ® trains and mentors Certified Grief Recovery Specialists℠ throughout the United States & Canada.

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Workshops & Training Schedule

The Grief Recovery Institute ® offers Certification Training programs for those who wish to help grievers.

  • December 2013
    Houston, TX - December 6 - 9, 2013
    Louisville, KY - December 6 - 9, 2013
    Tampa, FL - December 6 - 9, 2013
    Toronto, ON - December 6 - 9, 2013
    January 2014
    Phoenix, AZ - January 17 - 20, 2014
    Los Angeles, CA - January 24 - 27, 2014
    Vancouver, BC - January 24 - 27, 2014
    Columbus, OH - January 24 - 27, 2014

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