The ability to make it through the death of a loved one can be challenging. Holding a memorial service or funeral is a positive first step in the grieving process. The service is an opportunity to share stories and memories, say good-byes and share feelings with loved ones and friends.
After a death you may have feelings of shock and disbelief, anger, guilt and depression. Please remember caring for yourself is not selfish. This period of recovery is different for every person. There is no timetable for grief, so don't compare yourself with others who have lost loved ones. Your life has changed and healing in your own way is important for the health of your mind, body and spirit. It's normal for some days to be better than others.
You may even need to lean on others or reading for understanding, guidance and encouragement. The Center for Loss & Life Transition will provide you with sound information to help you manage your feelings and emotions during this difficult time.
For information on our grief recovery seminars, please see our Community Events page.
"Though grief is a natural and necessary process, it's also an extraordinarily difficult one. We're here to help mourners and those who care for them."
-Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D., Director