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"GRIEF is reaching out for someone who's always been there, only to find when you need them the most, one last time, they're gone."
The death of a loved one is life's most painful event. People's reactions to death remain one of society's least understood and most off-limits topics for discussion. Oftentimes, grievers are left totally alone in dealing with their pain, loneliness, and isolation.
Grief is a natural emotion that follows death. It hurts. Sadness, denial, guilt, physical discomfort, and sleeplessness are some of the symptoms of grief. It is like an open wound which must become healed. At times, it seems as if this healing will never happen. While some of life's spontaneity begins to return, it never seems to get back to the way it was. It is still incomplete. We know, however, that these feelings of being incomplete can disappear.
Healing is a process of allowing ourselves to feel, experience, and accept the pain. In other words, we give ourselves permission to heal. Allowing ourselves to accept these feelings is the beginning of that process.
The healing process can take much less time than we have been led to believe. There are two missing parts. One is a safe, loving, professionally guided atmosphere in which to express our feelings; the other is knowing how and what to communicate.
Faith and Grief Services
Grief can be difficult, especially when facing it alone. Click here to join our Faith and Grief services and make the grieving process easier, or to simply learn more.
VNA Bereavement Events
VNA of Texas is proud to offer bereavement luncheons and a free six-week support group, 'Sharing the Journey: Coping with Grief'. Learn more here.
Helping Yourself Heal
Losing a loved one is extremely difficult, but does it have purpose? We explore the powerful force for positive change within the process of grieving.
Accepting a Loss
The death of someone you love can leave you feeling confused, alone, and unsure where to turn for guidance. This area of our website will guide you in the right direction.
The Grieving Process
Reconciling your grief will not happen quickly. But you can actively support the grieving process. Our suggestions will guide you. The death of someone loved changes your life forever, yet you can heal.
When Your Parents Die
The death of a loved one is life's most painful event. People's reactions to death remain one of society's least understood and most "off-limits" topics for discussion. Oftentimes, grievers feel totally alone in dealing with their pain, loneliness, and isolation
Experiencing the death of a loved one presents a set of tasks, all involved in their final care. This section has valuable information on who to call first, and how to share the sad news with family and friends.