Grief & Healing

Losing someone you love or care deeply about is very painful. You may experience a variety of difficult emotions, and it’s sometimes hard to imagine that the anger and sadness 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 heal and resume your regular routines.

 

Grief Support
In conjunction with 
O’Connor Funeral Home, Schnider Funeral Home makes available individual informal grief support meetings.

Jerri Gertson, our hostess, experienced the loss of her husband and struggled to find the support she needed. To ensure that others don’t go through the same experience, she has graciously volunteered to offer these one-on-one meetings.

The hope is that these meetings will provide people with a place to share, listen, and feel supported by another who has walked the same path.

If you would like to find out more, please contact us.

 

 

365 Days of Healing
Finding support can be as simple as entering an email address. Learn about our message program and sign up to receive daily advice, stories, and comforting words to help you take the healing process one day at a time.

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A few things to remember as you begin to recover from a loss:

  • Each of us experiences grief differently, depending on our coping style and life experiences.

 

  • The healing process happens gradually, and can’t be rushed or ignored.

 

  • 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 heal.

 

  • Allow yourself to face your feelings and express them. Try talking to a trusted friend or spiritual leader, joining a support group, or writing about your loss in a journal.

 

  • The mind and body are deeply connected. Though it may be hard at first, remember to take care of yourself physically so that you can allow yourself to begin to recover emotionally.

 

  • It’s always okay to seek professional help when you need to.

 

Online Resources

The wonderful thing about technology is that it can bring people together from all over the globe to make it easier for you to find information and support networks in your time of need.  The following are some of the tools available to assist you in your healing journey.

 

Grief Share

 

Web Healing

 

The Compassionate Friends