Grief is a natural human response to death and loss. Its pain is real and is best dealt with naturally. The body and mind will allow us only to deal with what we can handle, often overwhelming at times, Its affects and intensity will lessen in time. But, you know your life has changed and it is that change that we now need to learn to live with. Allow time, there is no quick fix to grief recovery.
Over the years Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home has developed their own grief resource library and those materials as well as many donated resources have been cross-referenced with the Williston Community Library to assist the funeral director and the client family in aftercare services for the grieving. Lending a confidential listening ear can be very helpful for the families served. All of the licensed staff has experience serving the grief stricken; although not certified in the fields of psychiatry, sociology, and grief counseling their 125 years of combined funeral service experience can obviously provide a helping hand.
Your Church and minister can be a great help, a close friend, or someone who has had a similar experience, grief counseling, and grief support are all healthy places to look for support.
Grief Shared is Grief Diminished.
A Few excellent Grief-Related Books:
- Good Grief - By Granger E. Westberg
- For the Living - By Edgar N. Jackson
- Cremation - By Paul Iron
- The Many Faces of Grief - by Edgar N. Jackson
- Living When a Loved One has Died - by Earl A. Grollman
- The Dynamics of Grief - by David K. Switzer
Crisis Grief and Healing
A place to get help. website
CHI Williston Foundation
The mission of CHI Williston Foundation is to nurture the Healing Ministry of Jesus Christ by serving as the fundraising arm of CHI St. Alexius Health - Williston Medical Center and coordinating gifts of energy, talents, and financial resources to help build healthier communities. website
Williston Senior Center
18 Main Street, Williston, ND 58801 website
Healing Hearts for Bereaved Parents
Holding Out the Light of Hope and the Hand of Friendship to Grieving Parents and Their Families. website
The Kevin Brendan Organization
Our mission is to help empower women and their families through their grief journey, by emotional support, after the loss of a child; miscarriage, tubular pregnancy, still birth, children of all ages.
We will meet the first Wednesday of every month at the Williston A.R.C. 822 18th St. East, Williston, ND 58801. From 7-9 pm
Founded by Brendan's mom who needed to feel that she wasn't alone in her journey.
For more information please email:
Casey Hamilton - firstname.lastname@example.org
Journey of Hearts
An online healing place for anyone grieving a loss. website
A safe place for kids to help each other deal with grief and loss. website
Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death
A Christian, non-profit organization that reaches out to families who have suffered the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant death. website
Moms of murdered sons or daughters. website
Support for those who are grieving.
Ebenezer Congregational Church
Date: Every Tuesday
Time: 6:30 p.m.
118 4th Ave NW
Sidney, MT 59270
Rhonda Whited 406-480-3075
Diana Meehan 406-973-8820
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention