Grief Support Groups Charlottesville VA

This article is provided courtesy of Kara , a non-profit grief support organization. Read on to know how to help someone suffering from loss.

WA Hartman Memorials LLC
(434) 293-2570
1301 E Market St
Charlottesville, VA

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Charlottesville Cemeteries
(434) 970-3260
107 7th St Nw
Charlottesville, VA

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Riverview Cemetery Company
(434) 293-4767
1701 Chesapeake St
Charlottesville, VA

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Jf Bell Funeral Home Incorporated
(434) 295-9169
108 6th St Nw
Charlottesville, VA

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Funeral Information Society
(434) 923-7679
717 Rugby Rd
Charlottesville, VA

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Hill & Wood Funeral Service
(434) 293-3515
201 N 1st St
Charlottesville, VA

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Jonathan Virginia Incorporated
(434) 979-0585
615 Cami Ln
Charlottesville, VA

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Mc Clenny Funeral Service Incorporated
(434) 293-8090
600 Henry Ave
Charlottesville, VA

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Teague Funeral Service & Crematory
(434) 977-0005
2260 Ivy Rd
Charlottesville, VA

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Monticello Memory Gardens Incorporated
(434) 296-5682
670 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy
Charlottesville, VA

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How to Help Someone Suffering from Loss

  • DO let your genuine concern and caring show.

  • DO be available... to listen or to help with whatever else seems needed at the time.

  • DO say you are sorry about what happened and about their pain.

  • DO allow them to express as much unhappiness as they are feeling at the moment and are willing to share.

  • DO encourage them to be patient with themselves, not to expect too much of themselves and not to impose any “shoulds” on themselves.

  • DO allow them to talk about their loss as much and as often as they want to.

  • DO talk about the special, endearing qualities of the person they've lost.

  • DO remember they continue to need your caring and support after the first few weeks or months have passed.

  • DON'T let your own sense of helplessness keep you from reaching out.

  • DON'T avoid them because you are uncomfortable (being avoided by friends adds pain to an already painful experience.)

  • DON'T say that you "know how they feel". (Unless you've experienced their loss yourself you probably don't know how they feel.)

  • DON'T say "you ought to be feeling better by now" or anything else that implies a judgment about their feelings.

  • DON'T tell them what they should feel or do.

  • DON'T change the subject when they mention their loss or their loved one.

  • DON'T avoid mentioning their loss out of fear of reminding them of their pain (You can...

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