The immediate availability of bereavement counseling is welcomed, but what happens when those counselors leave? Today’s horrific news, forgotten soon by the outside world, becomes the reality for the impacted families for the rest of their lives.
There is help for the rest of their lives through The Compassionate Friends.
For more than 40 years, we have been there to greet, hold, commiserate, validate and love all who have lost a child, grandchild, brother or sister so no one need walk alone. We understand because our organization is made up of others who have lost a child too soon. We listen, we support, we educate, and we are available when all seems lost – The Compassionate Friends is where Hope lives. Through the years, hundreds of thousands of families have found comfort from others who, like them, have been walking this grief worn path for a lifetime. We walk among you but you will never know the burden we carry. We are The Compassionate Friends, here so everyone who needs us can find us and everyone who finds us can be helped.
How does it leave you feeling after hearing of more families suffering the loss of a son, daughter, grandchild, brother, or sister?
Do you have any words of encouragement for the families just starting the path to their “new normal”?
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