Grief Support Groups Ellensburg WA

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

Thorp Cemetery
(509) 964-2430
Thorp Cemetery Rd
Thorp, WA

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High Valley Cemetery
(509) 962-9768
2521 Robinson Canyon Rd
Ellensburg, WA

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Steward & Williams Funeral Directors & Crematory
(509) 925-3141
301 E 3rd Ave
Ellensburg, WA
Cascade Funeral Home
(509) 674-4445
1St & Harris St
Cle Elum, WA
Dowling Funeral Home
(360) 795-3591
45 Broadway
Cathlamet, WA

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Kittitas Valley Funeral Options
(509) 925-2995
101 E 2nd Ave
Ellensburg, WA

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Affordable Funeral Care
(509) 925-2902
101 E 2nd Ave
Ellensburg, WA

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Steward & Williams
(509) 925-3141
301 E 3Rd Ave
Ellensburg, WA
Washington State Funeral Directors
(253) 588-7111
2115 S 56th St
Tacoma, WA

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Smith Funeral Homes
(509) 882-3386
Yakima, WA

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Grief Support

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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