Joan E. Childs recently spoke at our meeting of The Compassionate Friends, an organization that offers support to bereaved parents, grandparents, and siblings. As a fellow bereaved parent, I could identify with her story of the tragic loss of her daughter. She was warm and caring. She explained how we will continue to miss our child, but offered hope that we will be able to smile again and the pain will get softer.
Jo Ann DeCanto
The Compassionate Friends:
Providing Grief Support After the Death of a Child
“The Compassionate Friends is about transforming the pain of grief into the elixir of hope. It takes people out of the isolation society imposes on the bereaved and lets them express their grief naturally. With the shedding of tears, healing comes. And the newly bereaved get to see people who have survived and are learning to live and love again.”
When you suffer a loss, it’s important to understand the psychological, emotional and physical effects involved. The extremes that you’re dealing with are understandable and manageable, and there are steps you can take to begin working through the grief.
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