Grief is not an illness from which we recover. It is a life-changing event that happens to all of us.
Phyllis R. Silverman is a researcher, teacher and author exploring how bereavement and death are dealt with in our society. With a special appreciation for the value of mutual help and learning from peers, she examines bereavement as a normal life cycle transition, dealing not only with the angst and pain of loss but with the changes that death brings to life and sense of self. Her most recent research has focused on children and adolescents. This work is the basis of her latest book, The Parent's Guide to Raising Grieving Children, co-authored with Madelyn Kelly.