Grief Support Groups La Crosse WI

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

Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home
(608) 782-1252
200 West Ave S
La Crosse, WI

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Dickinson Funeral Homes
(608) 784-0135
809 Gillette St
La Crosse, WI

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Dickinson Funeral Homes
(608) 784-0135
1425 Jackson St
La Crosse, WI

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Sletten-Mc Kee-Hanson Funeral
(608) 782-1248
1425 Jackson St
La Crosse, WI

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Cremation Associates Limited
(608) 782-0030
1425 Jackson St
La Crosse, WI

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Oak Grove Cemetery
(608) 785-6956
1407 La Crosse St
La Crosse, WI

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Nelson Chapel Blaschke & Schneider Funeral Homes
(608) 782-1346
1007 Caledonia St
La Crosse, WI

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Woodlawn Cemetery
(608) 788-0980
3636 Mormon Coulee Rd
La Crosse, WI

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Woodruff Jandt Funeral Home
(608) 788-3310
4239 Mormon Coulee Rd
La Crosse, WI

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Blaschke & Schneider Funeral
(608) 782-1346
1501 West Ave S
La Crosse, WI

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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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