Death and Grief

This sequence of visuals was drawn up by request for a school putting together a unit to help students with special needs understand what death and grief is and possible reactions to grief.

The pictures show what a funeral may look like and basic pictures of what may cause death. These are followed by pictures of what it means for someone to be to be dead - including no talk, no walk, no see, no hear, no breath, no pain and no heartbeat. Finally included are pictures of possible responses to someone dying.

The responses include sadness, needing comfort, remembering, loneliness and confusion. There are also pictures of possible adverse reactions in grief such as ripping clothes and smashing things. All of these may be used as tools for talking through with people about what has happened and why they may be responding in a particular way.

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