Where and How to Get Help When You’re Grieving
To a person undergoing a painful experience such as the loss of a loved one, grief, mourning, and recovery takes time. If your loss is sudden you may feel that you never had the time to plan your loved one’s last wishes. National Cremation understands and guides you through this difficult time. That’s why we offer these grief support resources to help you through your emotional transition.
The Grief Process
Grief itself comes in many forms and undergoes several processes. If you or someone you know suffers from grieving, it’s important to reflect. Reflection about your loss and what you can do to heal your pain gradually helps you readjust. If you feel that your grief is abnormal and causing issues such as nightmares, phobias, physical drain, anxiety, or chronic sadness, then seek help immediately.
GriefSpeaks.com not only offers crisis hotlines, a national support groups list, parent and school programs, and relevant information about grief, but also it has a page dedicated to grief quotes and inspirational words. Sometimes wise words from those who experienced real grief give us the strength to recover.
HelpGuide.org is a non-profit online guide that provides free information regarding emotional and mental health. You can read articles that tackle issues such as coping with grief, identifying symptoms of emotional and psychological trauma, and helping those who are bereaved.
National Grief Support Groups
This list of nationwide grief support groups and resources is a wonderful source of information for those who are grieving and trying to help family and friends who grieve. Most of these organizations are non-profit, offering counseling and other grief-bereavement services for free. If you lost a beloved family member due to an accident, addiction, birth, suicide, sickness, natural death, or another cause, these organizations can help you through your grief by providing a network of support from professionals and people like you.
Books and Media
We would like to invite you to take a look at some of these books that offer insights regarding loss, grief and mourning. Some of these may be available at your local library. Many of these books are written by authors who underwent the same difficult period in life. Some of these materials can also be downloaded on your portable electronic reading device.
Grief Support for Veterans
Family members who suffer from the loss of a military veteran can get help and advice through We Honor Veterans, the Vet Center Program of the US Department of Veterans Affairs, and Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). These organizations are created to specifically address the needs of grieving veteran survivors. Many of their services include grief advice, survivor resource kits, free bereavement counseling, spiritual support, and pastoral care.
We understand that in times like these, you need all the support you can get. Because grieving is a complex and emotional process, we’ve created this short list as a resource for our families and readers. There are countless other organizations, books, and services that can help you through this difficult time, but this compilation is a good start.
If a loved one has passed away in the last 24 hours, please call National Cremation at (855) 469-9474 anytime, day or night, at our regional offices for immediate assistance. You may also fill out this contact form.
National Cremation is the nation’s oldest and largest provider of cremation services, taking care of your family whether you have an immediate need or are pre-planning cremation. For more information, visit a National Cremation office near you and discuss your plans with us today.
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