Grief Support

Holding a funeral or memorial service for your loved one is a positive first step in the grieving process. Family members and friends get a chance to say their goodbyes, and at the same time, they get to share strong feelings with one another.

In the days, weeks and months following the service, people continue to need others to lean on for understanding, encouragement and guidance. For that reason, many local and national support groups have formed. These groups provide a common place and a comforting environment for expressing emotions through each phase of the grieving process. To learn more, click on the links below, or discuss grief counseling and support options with your funeral director.

General Grief Resources

AARP Grief & Loss: a collection of resources and an on-line support community

National Funeral Directors Association: Frequently Asked Questions about grief

American Cancer Society - Support to cancer patients, family and friends

Growth House - Discusses hospice care, dying with dignity, terminal illness, grief and bereavement

WidowNet - an information and support resource for, and by, widows and widowers

Grief Resources For Parents

National SIDS and Infant Death Program Support Center - support for families

Bereaved Parents USA - a nationwide organization designed to support bereaved families

The Compassionate Friends - supports families who have experienced the death of a child

Grief Resources For Children

Fernside Online - an on-line resource for grieving children.

The Dougy Center - provider of peer support groups for grieving children.

 

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