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Coping with Challenges
The death of someone important to you brings many changes in life. As you are adjusting and responding to these changes, there are challenges you will have to face. These could be about the death and the circumstances at the time or about your grief and how you are coping. Some common challenges may be all or some of the following:
Each individuals’ experience on the journey of grief will be different. This is a reflection of your personal style, your relationship with the person who died, your internal and social resources, and your past history of coping. As you journey through your own grief process, there will likely be unexpected turns and insights.
Thoughts from Families
“I am very thankful for the support in which I received. I was always contacted at times when I was feeling down. It was nice to know that what I was going through was a normal part of grieving and I was not losing my mind. Thank you very much for what you do.”
“I tend to be a very private person and my Grief Counselor allowed me to grieve in my own way, but I always knew if I needed more support I could count on Heart ‘n Home.”
“My Grief Counselor was always friendly and helpful. She had some good suggestions such as writing letters to lost loved ones and journaling. Losing my mother was very difficult for me and the loss was compounded by losing a best friend shortly thereafter…it was a double heartache for me. You provide a wonderful service and I’m so glad you are here to help people through this most difficult time.”
When we experience the death of a loved one, the grief we feel can be overwhelming. Heart 'n Home recognizes that individuals experience grief in their own way and we would like to honor that journey. Heart 'n Home Grief and Loss Support Groups can help you recognize your feelings and put them in perspective. The experience of sharing with others who are in a similar situation can be comforting and reassuring. The groups are facilitated by a Medical Social Worker who has been trained in grief management and bereavement. If at anytime you would like to talk to one of our Bereavement Counselors or would like to attend one of our Grief and Loss Support Groups, please contact your local office or look at our Calendar of Events page for upcoming dates and times.