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Grief/Healing

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A profound sense of loss is felt at the death of a loved one, whether that death is sudden or expected.  There is no set pattern to grief.  Some people may grieve for a short time, while others may never fully recover from their loss.  Some won''t experience their grief until some time later.  There is no right way to grieve.  As each of us are individuals, so too is our grief.  The ability to make it through the death of a loved one can be challenging.  You may have feelings of shock, disbelief, anger, guilt, and depression.

Caring for yourself is not selfish.  The period of recovery is different for every person.  It is during these times that the support of family and friends is so important.  The grieving process usually gets off to a better start when some type of memorialization, gathering, or ceremony is held to bring people together and help form your support network.  If that is not enough, there are local church, community, and healthcare organizations that offer grief counseling or grief support groups.  Although it may be difficult to reach out to support groups at first, many have found them to be a place where one can continue to grieve openly with others who share and understand their pain.

At Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Service, we understand that grief is a personal journey, we all experience it in our own way.  We do offer a series of grief booklets to all of our families and the community in general.  We offer the "Special Care Series" by Doug Manning, who is a well-known grief counselor, to anyone that would like to read his series of four booklets.  We also offer "Holiday Help" from Accord, for those facing the holidays without a loved one.  If you wish to receive a copy of any of our booklets, please CONTACT US or call (920) 261-3439.