GRIEF: “Is reaching out for someone who's always been there, only to find when you need them the most, one last time, they're gone.”
Sometimes the loss of a loved one can be especially painful. We understand that the grieving process does not end with the funeral. We are here not only to help arrange the funeral, but to help families cope with the loss of their loved one.
People's reactions to death remain one of society's least understood and most off-limits topics for discussion. Oftentimes, grievers are left totally alone in dealing with their pain, loneliness, and isolation.
Grief is a natural emotion that follows death. It hurts. Sadness, denial, guilt, physical discomfort, and sleeplessness are some of the symptoms of grief. It is like an open wound which must become healed. At times, it seems as if this healing will never happen. While some of life's spontaneity begins to return, it never seems to get back to the way it was. It is still incomplete. We know, however, that these feelings of being incomplete can disappear.
Healing is a process of allowing ourselves to feel, experience, and accept the pain. In other words, we give ourselves permission to heal. Allowing ourselves to accept these feelings is the beginning of that process.
There are two missing parts to the healing process. One is a safe, loving, professionally guided atmosphere in which to express our feelings; the other is knowing how and what to communicate.
Each person's grief is unique. Many people prefer to mourn privately and some individuals and families feel the need for additional support during this time. The staff at Amis Memorial Chapel respects your family and honors your need and wishes.
Our concern and support does not end with the funeral. We offer, free of charge, an Aftercare Program that provides support to you and your family. The following services are offered:
Would you like us to help you or a loved one deal with loss?