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.
The Dougy Center
- the first center in the United States to
provide peer support groups for grieving
children. They provide support and training
locally, nationally and internationally to
individuals and organizations seeking to assist
children in grief.