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Grief Support

We have provided resources to help you cope with your grief. Please reach out to us if you need additional resources or specialized help with moving forward from your loss.

 


 

What's Your Grief

Blogs, e-courses, webinars, and more — this site is full of resources to help families work through their grief journey and connect with others going through the same feelings.
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Lifeline

For those who have lost a loved one to suicide or who are prone to suicidal ideation, Lifeline offers a unique perspective on grief and how to work through those feelings.
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Grieving.com

Sometimes talking about our loss with others going through similar situations is the best way to find support and healing. This forum provides a safe space for those discussions to take place.
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Personalized Grief Support

There are many different kinds of grief for many different kinds of loss. This list breaks down types of grief and loss and offers resource suggestions for specific circumstances.
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My Careletter

As part of our commitment to the community and families we serve, Hickey Memorial Chapels sends an aftercare program to the families we serve that provides a continuation of services to our families after the funeral. At the heart of this complete aftercare program is the monthly edition of our MyCareletter. This collection of practical and thought provoking information and articles are written by grief and recovery professionals and sent each month to family of the deceased. The Careletters continue for one full year to help ease the loss of a loved one.

 


 

Children & Grief

When a loved one dies, it can be difficult to know how to help kids cope with the loss, particularly as you work through your own grief. By being open and honest, encouraging communication, and sharing your own feelings, you and your children can cope with painful times and begin your healing journey together.

The following links provide more detailed information on topics related to helping children and teens cope with loss.



When Families Grieve™

This guide was created by Sesame Workshop, the educational organization behind Sesame Street. It explores children's understanding of death and offers information about communicating, ideas for coping together, and ways to move forward with your children after a loss.

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Helpful Children's Books

This list from Allina Health recommends children’s books that deal with death and grief. There are suggestions for children of all ages, from preschool to age 12. They also have books for different types of losses, such as the loss of a parent, sibling, grandparent, friend, or pet. With these books, you can start a meaningful conversation with your child and help them understand their feelings

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More Advice

Here you'll find a Huffington Post article by Judith Acosta containing advice and guidance from her book Verbal First Aid, which counsels parents on ways to help kids heal from fear and pain in a variety of situations, including the death of a loved one. If you find the advice in the article helpful, you may want to read her book for even more insight.

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Hickey Memorial Chapels:

Midlothian Chapel
Phone: (708) 385-4478
4201 147th St., Midlothian, IL 60445

New Lenox Chapel
Phone: (815) 485-8697
442 E. Lincoln Highway, New Lenox, IL 60451

Blue Island Chapel
Phone: (708) 388-1636
2429 W. 127th St., Blue Island, IL 60406


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