Grief Support

Grief is part of the healing process, and it’s okay to feel sad and heart-broken over the loss of a loved one. Rowan Funeral Services is here to help in the journey of your healing. Contact us to discuss resources and find a personalized solution of support on your road to recovery.

Grief & Healing Websites

Griefshare

Griefshare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

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Web Healing

Web Healing offers grief discussion boards where you can talk with others who are grieving or browse recommended books on grief.

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AARP

With AARP, you’ll find articles, discussions, and helpful information on dealing with end-of-life care, the challenges faced by caregivers, and how to deal with grief after a loss.

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Center for Loss & Life Transition

Led by grief counselor and educator Dr. Alan Wolfelt, this is an organization dedicated to helping people who are grieving and those who care for them.

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Children & Grief

When a loved one dies, it can be difficult to know how to help kids cope with the loss, particularly as you work through your own grief. By being open and honest, encouraging communication, and sharing your own feelings, you and your children can cope with painful times and begin your healing journey together.

The following links provide more useful information. As always, we are here to help you, so feel free to reach out to us if you are in need.

When Families Grieve

This guide was created by Sesame Workshop, the educational organization behind Sesame Street. It explores how children understand death and offers information about communicating and coping together.

Helpful Children’s Books

This list is from the Barr-Harris Children’s Grief Center and it recommends children’s books that deal with death and grief.

More Advice

This is an article by Judith Acosta, author of Verbal First Aid. She counsels parents on ways to help kids heal from fear and pain.

Grief Bookstore

Books are an excellent and safe way for one to explore their feelings and learn about different ways of healing. The link below is to the Center for Loss Bookstore, which has compassionate books and resources for those who are grieving, including children, teens, and caregivers.