Address critical aspects of grief events.Lay out a logical process for moving from mourning to new life.There are six sections in this guide.A. The First Five Things To DoB. Notification and ArrangementsC. Early Grief and Personal NeedsD. Practical ResponsibilitiesE. The Mourning PeriodF. Creating a New LifeA glossary for clarification.Grief - the emotional response to lossMourning - the process of moving through the grief processBereavement - the period of time for the mourning process.A. First Five Things To DoThe crushing news of a death may be too hard to bear. Knowing whatto do right now is critical. Here are the five things to do immediately.1. You are in shock. Determine what is happening, what you need,and write it down or have someone write for you.2. Ask advice of professionals around you, i.e. nurses, doctors, policeofficers, EMT's. If this is not possible, call a friend or family memberfor help.3. Get a grip on fear. Get your bearings and try to clear your head.Trauma and crisis trigger negative emotions that prevent you fromconcentrating.4. Find a quiet place to sit down. Breathe slowly and deeply. Try torelax.5. Think of resources - people, organizations, professional people whocan provide stability and common sense guidance. Write down theseresources and make phone calls as soon as possible.