Grief Support Groups Hazleton PA

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

MT Laurel Memorial Cemeter
(570) 455-0551
Route 309 S
Hazleton, PA

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Joseph A Moran Funeral Home
(570) 454-8341
229 W 12th St
Hazleton, PA

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Hilary J Bonin Funeral Home
(570) 454-5201
99 W Green St
West Hazleton, PA

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Joseph B Conahan Funeral Home
(570) 455-0341
532 N Vine St
Hazleton, PA

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Hazleton Cemetery
(570) 454-2021
120 N Vine St
Hazleton, PA

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Krapf & Hughes Funeral Home
(570) 454-8521
426 W Broad St
Hazleton, PA

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Dipronio John B Funeral Home Incorporated
(570) 454-5314
314 E 3rd St
Hazleton, PA

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Turnbach Funeral Home Incorporated
(570) 454-3971
423 W Broad St
Hazleton, PA

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Boyle Funeral Home Incorporated
(570) 454-2841
100 S Wyoming St
Hazleton, PA

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Frank J Bonin Funeral Home Incorporated
(570) 454-3341
542 N Wyoming St
Hazleton, PA

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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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