We at White & Day, Rice and McCormick Mortuaries, often wonder how the families of those entrusted to our care are faring when our services are over. While our mission is to serve families experiencing immediate loss with services designed to celebrate the life of a loved one, we are aware that your grief does not end when you leave our facilities. Healing after a loss of this magnitude takes time and for some, it goes on indefinitely. In a concerned attempt to address this very real experience, we have compiled a list of some of the support groups available to our community. Perhaps when you feel enough time has passed or simply that you are ready, we encourage you to consider the bereavement support services these groups offer. A certain amount of reluctance is understandable…just getting started is a hard task by itself and certainly, joining the right group is important.

For many grieving people, support groups are one of the best helping resources. In a group, you can connect with others who have experienced similar thoughts and feelings. You will be allowed and gently encouraged to talk about the person who died as much and as often as you like. We would also like to suggest that you take a look at the transitions and grief words libraries.