Caring for yourself is not selfish. The period of recovery is different for every person and there’s no timetable for grief, so don’t compare yourself with others who have lost loved ones. Your life has changed and healing in your own way is important for the health of your mind, body and spirit. It’s normal for some days to be better than others.
At Elm Ridge Funeral Home & Memorial Park, we strive to provide the resources to help you with the grief process. Please contact our staff to help guide you towards the information, support, or counseling options you may need. Many resources are available to people dealing with the loss of a loved one, ranging from anonymous online resources to grief support groups, to one-on-one counseling with a licensed therapist. The following is a list of resources for those in grief. Please let us know if you find these helpful or if you have recommendations.
AARP Grief & Loss
A collection of resources and an on-line support community.
1-888-OUR-AARP (1-888-687-2277) | http://aarp.org
The Center for Loss and Life Transition
The center provides you with sound information to help you manage your feelings and emotions at this most difficult time.
(970) 226-6050 | http://centerforloss.com/
An information and support resource for, and by, widows and widowers.
Discusses hospice care, dying with dignity, terminal illness, grief and bereavement.
(415) 863-3045 | http://growthhouse.org
A program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), to improve care at the end of life.
(703) 837-1500 | http://caringinfo.org
American Cancer Society
Support to cancer patients, family and friends.
1-800-ACS-2345 (1-800-227-2345) | http://cancer.org
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.
1-866-775-5683 | http://dougy.org
An online resource for grieving children.
(513) 745-0111 | http://fernside.org
The Compassionate Friends
Supports families who have experienced the death of a child.
(877) 969-0010 | http://compassionatefriends.org
SHARE Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support
Provides support to those whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through early pregnancy loss, stillbirth or newborn death.
1-800-821-6819 | http://nationalshareoffice.com
National SIDS and Infant Death Program Support Center
Provides research, education, and support for families dealing with SIDS.
1-800-232-SIDS (7437) | http://sids.org
Bereaved Parents USA
An organization designed to aid and support bereaved parents and their families.
(708) 748-7866 | http://bereavedparentsusa.org