Mourning and Grief

Every person experiences grief differently. There is no expiration date for the grieving process, and even the well-regarded Five Stages of Grief model makes no claim to how long the journey will be. Our Titan Casket team is composed of caring, non-commissioned experts who understand the challenges you are facing. Our mission is to provide you with informative articles and resource links to assist with the internal difficulties stemming from the grief process and the external rituals associated with mourning. 

Table of Contents

  1. The Titan Casket Difference
  2. The Titan Casket Mourning And Grief Information Hub
  3. Titan Casket’s Most Read Mourning And Grief Articles
  4. What Does Grief Mean?
  5. What Are The Types Of Grief?
  6. What Is Disenfranchised Grief?
  7. What Are The Five Stages Of Grief?
  8. What Is The Denial Stage Of Grief?
  9. What Is The Anger Stage Of Grief?
  10. What Is The Bargaining Stage Of Grief? 
  11. What Is The Depression Stage Of Grief?
  12. What Is The Acceptance Stage Of Grief?
  13. How To Deal With Grief?
  14. What Are The Expressions Of Grief?
  15. What To Say To Someone Who Is Dying?
  16. Bible Verses About Mourning And Grief
  17. Ashes And Urns

The Titan Casket Difference

Titan Casket is a family business with extensive technology, e-commerce, and customer service expertise, in addition to deep casket industry experience. We founded Titan Casket based on the belief that there had to be a better way to help families navigate the frustrating and exceedingly expensive funeral planning process. By disrupting traditional channels, we found our way. As our mission says: “When you contact Titan, you are talking to a member of our family... We will be with you the entire way - from your first call to well after the funeral to make sure you are satisfied and have the funeral and casket your loved one deserves.” 

The Titan Casket Mourning and Grief Information Hub

Titan Casket’s goal is to offer you valuable information about the grief journey and the rituals associated with mourning to help you navigate this challenging time. Our mourning and grief information hub offers you a reliable source of answers to the most often asked questions. Articles range from those defining the five stages of grief to suggestions about what to say to someone who is dying. Coping mechanisms for how someone might deal with grief are explored, and popular models for how one processes the often overwhelming feelings associated with grief are discussed. 

Wherever you find yourself in the mourning and grief journey, Titan Casket can supply you with the information you need to move forward. And, of course, if you would like to talk to a funeral concierge for help with specific questions relating to your loved one, Titan Casket is always here to help, 24/7. Just give us a call at 1-501-420-3990, and you will be connected to a funeral concierge who can provide you the support you need during this process.

Titan Casket’s Most Read Mourning and Grief Articles

No matter which type of grief you are experiencing, from anticipatory to disenfranchised, the waves of emotions can be intense and require patience, as well as the help of a strong, supportive network. Titan Casket’s mourning and grief articles are designed to help you take the first steps toward healing by offering information that can help you assess where you are in the grieving process and how to help those around you who are dealing with loss. While many of the articles are specific to death and dying, others include examples of how sudden disruptions in a job or a relationship may also plunge someone into one of the stages of grief. 

While our articles offer suggestions for the best way to support yourself or family and friends while grieving, they are not meant to replace expert mental health advice. They are intended to provide you with a better understanding of mourning rituals and grief as a way to begin your healing journey.

Below you will find links to some of Titan Casket’s most popular mourning and grief articles, including:

What Does Grief Mean?

A natural reaction to loss or the anticipation of loss, the grief response ranges from the expected feelings of shock and emptiness to physical responses such as nausea and fatigue. This article reviews the definition of grief and how it can be triggered even long after the initial period of bereavement. It explores the sign of grief and how you can find support during the grieving process. [Link to learn more]

What are the Types of Grief?

You may be surprised to learn that there are more than a dozen different types of grief. This article reveals how each type of grief might manifest itself depending on how it was triggered. From “normal” grief to complicated traumatic grief to anticipatory grief, examples of each type are explained. While all can be related to a death that has already occurred, the different types can also appear to someone experiencing divorce, sudden job loss, or a terminal diagnosis, as well as other forms of loss. [Link to learn more]

What is Disenfranchised Grief?

The disenfranchised type of grief often comes when a loss is not recognized in a way that the bereaved needs. Friends and family may unknowingly dismiss the feelings of loss, often because of the bereaved’s perceived connection to the deceased. This article looks closer at the concept of disenfranchised grief. [Link to learn more]

What are the Five Stages of Grief?

What are the Five Stages of Grief as explored by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and co-author David Kessler? This article provides an overview of each of the five stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. It also reveals some popular alternative grief models that are gaining attention and how they may complement our current understanding of how people process the complex emotions of loss and exhibit mourning. [Link to learn more]

What is the Denial Stage of Grief?

In this article, we look closer at the denial stage of grief. We explore what this stage can look like using real-world examples of this grief response. We take a look at how long this stage might last and how you might offer support to someone going through the denial stage of grief. [Link to learn more]

What is the Anger Stage of Grief?

Anger is a complex emotion sometimes exhibited through fury and other times through frustration (and everything in between). From lashing out at the unfairness of a loss to asking questions like “how could this happen?” anger can take on many forms. This article looks at how anger is manifested, where it is often directed, and how this stage of grief often gives way to bargaining. [Link to learn more]

What is the Bargaining Stage of Grief? 

Considered to be the third stage in the Five Stages of Grief model, bargaining is a coping mechanism that protects the bereaved by giving them a sense of control. This article takes a more in-depth look at what occurs during the bargaining stage of grief, whether or not it always follows the anger stage, and how someone can help somebody cope as they wrestle with their reaction to loss. [Link to learn more]

What is the Depression Stage of Grief?

Heavy sensations of emptiness or sadness can overwhelm the bereaved in the depression stage of grief. This article examines the various signs (physical and emotional) of the depression stage, as well as information on how you can help someone coping with this intense stage of grief. [Link to learn more]

What is the Acceptance Stage of Grief?

Reaching the acceptance stage of grief is not the end of your journey. It does mean that you understand your new reality and have found a way to grow and adapt to the changes that loss has brought to you. This detailed article provides information about what occurs during and after a person has reached the acceptance stage of grief. [Link to learn more]

How to Deal with Grief?

In this article, we look at how the grief journey changes over time and how learning to accept the changes that loss has brought to you isn’t necessarily a linear process. Seeking support from friends, loved ones, spiritual advisors, and mental health professionals may all be part of how you deal with grief. [Link to learn more]

What are the Expressions of Grief?

Each person expresses grief in a slightly different way. There is no set timetable for grief, and there is no rule that restricts the bereaved to moving through the stages of grief in order. Similarly, each person may take on different roles as they grieve, and their emotions and struggles may manifest themselves in different ways. Each expression of grief will also impact the rituals a person turns to for mourning. [Link to learn more]

What to Say to Someone Who is Dying?

One of the most difficult things to tackle in the grief and mourning process is what to say to someone who is dying. Every situation and relationship is unique. And if you are wrestling with intense emotions of your own at this time, it can make it even more challenging to find words for comfort for someone who is dying. This article offers suggestions for how to handle this painful and challenging situation. [Link to learn more]

Bible Verses About Mourning and Grief

Many people turn to the comfort of powerful bible verses to help with grieving and prepare for the mourning rituals. These bible verses may be read aloud during the funeral or memorial services or read in private during quiet moments of reflection and personal moments of mourning. [Link to learn more]

Ashes and Urns

Are you considering scattering a loved one’s ashes? Are you trying to select an urn that will honor the departed’s life? This article reveals the different reasons why some choose to scatter a loved one’s ashes and how those locations are chosen, as well as the different types of urns currently available. [Link to learn more]