Advice for a Grieving Dad on Father's Day
"It takes strength to make your way through grief, to grab hold of life and let it pull you forward." - Patti Davis
The journey of a bereaved parent is not for the faint of heart. It can be exhausting, overwhelming, and so often confusing. But mostly, it takes courage to face feelings of grief and loss head on, to let them in without struggle, but with understanding and acceptance.
We hope these simple tips shared by some fellow travelers who, like you, are mourning the unthinkable loss of a child, will serve as your faithful companion on this Father's Day weekend.
Special note about siblings:
Supporting our living children after the death of their sibling can be complicated. Invite them to share their feelings with you and participate in a shared memorial activity. But, also plan something special for just them, letting them know that your grief for their sibling doesn't diminish your love for them.
Recognizing Mother's Day When You Are Grieving
We know that the pain of loss can feel overwhelming. Below are some recommended resources to help you on your journey with grief.
Young Adult Grief
Resources from the National Alliance for Grieving Children to encourage and support honest conversations around the topics of grief and death.
Help For Schools
Behavioral Health and Detox Treatment - Beckett Springs Resources