Grief Support Groups Rockford IL

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

Scandinavian Cemetery Association
(815) 965-6625
1700 Rural St
Rockford, IL

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Sundberg Funeral Home Limited
(815) 962-7743
215 N 6th St
Rockford, IL

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Forest City Discount Funeral Services
(815) 964-8849
310 N 5th St
Rockford, IL

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Wilbur Christenson Funeral Home
(815) 965-7312
925 3rd Ave
Rockford, IL

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Olson Funeral & Cremation Services
(815) 963-6521
1001 2nd Ave
Rockford, IL

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Greenwood Cemetery & Crematory
(815) 962-7522
1011 Auburn St
Rockford, IL

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Fitzgerald & Association Funeral Home
(815) 226-2273
1860 S Mulford Rd
Rockford, IL

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Grace Funeral & Cremation Services
(815) 395-0559
1340 South Alpine Road
Rockford, IL

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Cedar Bluff Cemetery Association
(815) 963-7731
1200 Rural St
Rockford, IL

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Julian-Poorman-Welte Funeral Home
(815) 963-0497
304 N 5th St
Rockford, IL

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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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