Grief is an emotional reaction to a loss, which involves a period of adjustments that help you learn to live without your loved one. Grieving is a personal experience. Your process of grieving the death of a loved one will be different from another person’s experience. There is no “normal and expected” period of time or way to mourn. Having the opportunity to talk about your loss, share stories, care and concerns and getting support from others are important components of healthy grieving.
The staff at Mount Calvary Cemetery Group recognizes the need to support the families we serve beyond the day of the funeral. Listed below are some of the many resources available to you and your loved ones to help you with the grieving process.
Grief Support Resources
Life Transitions Center – Grief Support Groups http://www.lifetransitionscenter.com
Grief Inc. – Products and information about grief www.griefinc.com
WNY Perinatal Bereavement Network - Meets the needs of people facing perinatal death: the death of a baby due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, or early infant death. www.wnypbn.org
Good Grief Resources – A comprehensive directory or many kinds of grief resources, all in one easy-to-find listings. http://www.goodgriefresources.com
Insight Books – Grief products and funeral celebrant information http://www.insightbooks.com
Compassionate Friends –an international organization devoted to supporting bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents. http://www.compassionatefriends.org
CaringBridge – Free, personalized websites for anyone facing critical illness http://www.caringbridge.org
Make-A-Wish – Granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. http://www.wish.org