National Grief Awareness Day- August 30th
By: Danielle Cantrell
Grief is suffering, a normal part of life that comes from the ebbs and flows of humanity and conscious existence. It is almost always caused by a loss.
Loss can happen from many different things, typically from a loved one passing. Loss is defined as the fact of being unable to keep or maintain something or someone, a perception that something we once had can no longer exist as it did. We grieve to process a loss. Grief can and does often come in many different forms. Grief can be brief sadness, a yearning to talk to the person one last time, a painful outburst of tears, a heartache we are unsure we will ever move forward from, or a terrifying lonely emptiness that we can’t seem to fill. Sorrow and suffering, although painful, are a natural reaction to loss and we need a safe space to allow those feelings to come out. Hope Hospice is here for you during this time of distress, grief and loss. Our staff understand the process of grief in its many stages or forms, and offer chaplain services for 13 months after your loved one has passed.
“Grief is like a never-ending ocean. Waves that feel engulfing, waves that can pull you under, and waves that you somehow, can get through. But you are not alone in your grief. In time, the waves will pass, and you will resurface.”
-Berly McCoy 20
Their Memory Stays -By Casey Gamble
Although they have passed on, Their memory forever stays. Remember how they smiled, And the joy they always gave. We'll miss them all the time, And think of them every day. Their love filled the world - A love that will never fade.
Resources available for grieving:
National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
Please know you are not alone and reach out to a trusted person.