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When someone you love or care deeply about dies, you may experience a variety of unnerving emotions.  It’s sometimes hard to imagine that the sadness and possibly anger you feel will ever fade. It’s important to remember that grief is a natural and normal reaction to a significant loss, and that you’re not alone. Reach out to your support network through family and friends, and don’t be afraid to lean on the people who care about you. While there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there are healthy ways to cope with the pain that, in time, can allow you to resume your regular routines.

A few things to remember:

  • Each of us experiences and reacts to grief differently, depending on our coping style and life experiences.
  • Dealing with grief by avoiding it, won't prove helpful over the long term.
  • It’s okay to cry…but it’s also okay if you find that you can’t. Crying is a normal response to sadness, but it’s not the only one.
  • There’s no set time frame for grieving, and different individuals may take different amounts of time to find value in life once again.
  • Allow yourself to experience your feelings and express them. Try talking to a trusted friend or clergy member who will listen without judging.   Come to our grief facilitation group!  
  • The mind and body are deeply connected. Though it may be hard at first, remember to take care of yourself physically.
  • It’s always okay to seek professional help.

Online ResourcesGrief Resources

Here at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory, we are honored to have Jody Dausey as part of our staff.  She has received specialized training from Dr. Alan Wolfelt at the Center for Loss in Colorado.  Jody brings this valuable insight to bereaved families twice a year through her grief facilitation groups.  The experience is open to all of our community and has been described as life-changing.

We’ve compiled a list of links to websites, support groups and other resources that can widen your support network and help you to come to terms with your loss, cope with your grief, and begin your journey to recovery.

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