Grief Support Groups Irwin 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.

William Snyder Funeral Home
(724) 863-1200
521 Main St
Irwin, PA

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Shirley-Kukich Funeral Home
(724) 864-4200
176 Clay Pike
North Huntingdon, PA

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Vincent V Rodgers Funeral Home
(724) 863-9600
805 Pennsylvania Ave
Irwin, PA

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Ej Rodgers Funeral Home
(724) 863-5458
140 Race St
Manor, PA

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Brush Creek Cemetery
(724) 863-9501
178 Brush Creek Rd
Irwin, PA

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Joseph F Ott Funeral Home
(724) 863-8900
504 Oak St
Irwin, PA

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Irwin Union Cemetery Business Office
(724) 863-8818
415 Main St
Irwin, PA

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Irwin Union Cemetery
(724) 863-6351
431 Bridge St
Irwin, PA

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Immaculate Conception Cemetery
(724) 863-2147
Bridge St
North Huntingdon, PA

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James E Lindsay Funeral Home
(724) 744-2721
3343 Route 130
Harrison City, 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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