Having a funeral or memorial service for your loved one is a positive step in the grieving process. Family members and friends get a chance to say goodbye, celebrate a life lived and share strong feelings with one another.
The heart does not always heal quickly. The grief process can last days, weeks or months following the service, since this type of loss can be a traumatic experience. Sadness and heartache can be overwhelming. Moving forward afterwards can be painful and slow, sometimes seemingly impossible. Finding peace after a terrible storm is not always easy; some do not weather the storm well. For these reasons, our society has created many resources to help, provide encouragement and support tailored for dealing with loss. Many local and national support groups have formed, helping countless individuals and families move out from under the cloud of grief. These groups provide a safe place and comforting environment for expressing emotions through each phase of the grief process. Professionals in the field of grief therapy have also been a life-changing resource for recovery.
We have provided the resources below to assist in recovery. Feel free to speak with a director or any member of our staff if you would like further assistance.
General Grief Resources
Wise County Christian Counselling - local grief counselling.
Online Grief Support Groups - on-line web grief support.
Fort Worth Grief Support Groups - metroplex grief support groups.
Grief Therapists - find a professional in the Metroplex.
Find a therapist at Psychology Today - find a professional near you.
HealGrief.com - several different programs and resources.
The Cope Foundation - loss organizations, grief websites, hotlines and crisis numbers.
Grief Resources For Parents
Surviving the Death of a Baby - discusses practical suggestions, how to cope, and how to help others cope.
The Compassionate Friends - supports families who have experienced the death of a child.
St. Jude Children’s Hospital - grief resources and library for the entire family.
Bereaved Parents USA - a nationwide organization designed to aid and support bereaved parents and their families.
National SIDS and Infant Death Program Support Center - provides research, education, and support for families dealing with SIDS.
Grief Resources for Children and Teens
Bereavement Resources Foundation - for children, families, schools and communities. One of the most comprehensive resources empowering schools and communities across America.
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.
National Alliance for Grieving Children - for children and teens who are grieving death.
No Child Should Ever Grieve Alone - TED Talks.
Grief Resources for Widows and Widowers
Sisterhood of Widows - online grief resources tailored for women.
National Widowers Organization - online grief resources tailored for men.