Grief Support Groups Summerville SC

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

Aiken-Caper's Funeral Home
(843) 873-2310
201 E 1st North St
Summerville, SC

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Dyal James A Funeral Home
(843) 873-4040
303 S Main St
Summerville, SC

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Albert A Glover Funeral Home
(843) 871-1528
113 Bryan St
Summerville, SC

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Mc Alister-Smith Funeral Home
(843) 553-1511
100 S Goose Creek Blvd
Goose Creek, SC

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Rivers Funeral Home
(843) 824-9990
421 Redbank Rd
Goose Creek, SC

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Parks Funeral Home Incorporated
(843) 873-3440
130 W 1st North St
Summerville, SC

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Tri-County Cremation Center Incorporated
(843) 821-4888
11000 Dorchester Rd
Summerville, SC

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Dorchester Memory Gardens
(843) 871-8080
11000 Dorchester Rd
Summerville, SC

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Plantation Memorial
(843) 761-3614
3345 S Live Oak Dr
Moncks Corner, SC

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Whispering Pines Memorial Gardens
(843) 761-2099
3044 Old Highway 52
Moncks Corner, SC

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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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