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      GRIEF SUPPORT 

The death of a loved one, at any age, can be one of – if not the greatest events, that we as human beings will face in our lifetime.

The finality of death may be more than overwhelming for many of us. There are no magic words and no amount of wishing or hoping that can change death’s impact on each of our lives. Below, I have listed some websites that, through my twenty plus years of practicing as a licensed funeral director, may be helpful to you during the coping process. 

 Parents, although I have listed below some very good pages for children, which are perfectly safe for them to be exposed to and to interact with; it is still no substitute for you as a parent to sit with your child and work through with them. In fact, you may learn a great deal more about each other and form a greater lasting family bond by doing this.

NEVER think for a moment that something is “wrong with you” because you cannot come to terms with the death of a loved one. 

 NEVER feel ashamed or feel out of place for not knowing where to turn!  

Others around you, family members, trusted friends and even strangers like us – never want to see any human being hurt so bad!

All of us will try and help you the best way we know how or will direct you to  someone specifically trained to help you, where we cannot; to come to terms with your loss.

With a strong faith in God, a supportive network of family and trusted friends, you will be happy again!  

 

Please ask us to help, day or night – we are there for you – we care about you!     tehartle@verizon.net 

                     Timothy E. Hartle, Signature

 

 

 

GRIEF RESOURCES

 

www.thehealingplaceinfo.org   Grief Support for Families
www.upmccancercenters.com   Cancer Support Groups
www.opentohope.com    Online Grief Support
www.suicidegrief.com   Information and support for those touched by suicide
www.alivealone.org   Alive Alone is an organization for the education and charitable purposes to benefit bereaved parents, whose only child or all children are deceased, by providing a self-help network and publications to promote communication and healing, to assist in resolving their grief, and a means to reinvest their lives for a positive future.
www.fortnet.org    An information and self-help resource for and by, widows and widowers.
www.hospicefoundation.org   Understanding hospice care and programs, read excerpts from hospice publications, order books and videos and learn about the annual bereavement teleconference which is co-sponsored by The Hospice Foundation and The Compassionate Friends.
www.aarp.org  AARP Grief and Loss
www.caregiver.org   National Center on Care Giving
www.grieflossrecovery.com    Grief Loss and Recovery
www.mayoclinic.com    Mayo Clinic: Coping with Reminders
www.childgrief.org   Child Grief
www.bible.com   What does the Bible say About Grief?
www.journeyofhearts.org    Recovering from losses and significant life changes 
www.willowgreen.com      A website of information and inspiration in the areas of illness and dying, loss and grief, healthy care giving, life’s transitions and spirituality.  
www.rivendell.org  An internet community consisting of more than 35 e-mail support groups and websites. Their integrated approach to online grief support, provides help to people working through loss and grief issues of all types. Their companion site, KIDSAID, provides a safe environment for kids and their parents to seek information and answer questions. 
www.groww.com  A non-profit site offering a wide variety of grief & bereavement resources.
www.griefnet.org   A safe and wonderful place for kids to share and to help each other deal with each others grief issues. It’s a place for kids to share and deal with their feelings, to share artwork and stories and to talk about pets. There are even fun games and contests. KIDSAID is owned and operated by GriefNet.  
www.misschildren.org  Mother’s in Sympathy and Support is what it stands for. A non-profit, volunteer based organization committed to providing emergency support to parents after the death of their baby with particular emphasis on: stillborn, neonatal, premature birth, congenital anomalies, SIDS and any child’s death.  
www.renew.net  Renowned specialists in Crisis Management for schools and organizations
www.compassionatefriends.org  Grief support after the death of a child. The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families in the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child and to provide information to help others be supportive.

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