Grief & Healing

Below we’ve curated several online and downloadable resources that may help you through this difficult time.

Grief & Healing

“Death ends a life, but not a relationship” (Tuesdays with Morrie)

Dr. Sandi Howlett is a Grief Specialist and has worked with Hansen Mortuaries for over 12 years.  She has both extensive experience and expertise in loss, grief and healing work.  

Throughout the year, she facilitates Six Simple Weeks, a grief support group, as well as Grieving Paws, a grief support group for those that lost their pet.  These groups are available to anyone in the community at no charge.  She also sees some clients individually and leads the Remembrance Ceremonies.  She believes that grief is both natural and intentional…. that grief is hard work and that healing is possible.  

Please contact Sandi or visit our blog to find out when these support groups meet.  Space is limited in both group and individual appointments so please pre-register by calling ahead.

Dr. Sandi Howlett
480.502.2123
[email protected]

Along with the support groups and resources, Hansen Mortuaries and Cemetery also provides the S.T.A.R PROGRAM. S.T.A.R. is another resource for children 5-12 years old. It provides education and support for children on the day of the service. This program provides the tools for children to create a Special Time to Always Remember a loved one. You can ask your Arranger or Director for more information.

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Online Grief Resources

AARP Grief & Loss: a collection of resources and an on-line support community.

National Funeral Directors Association: Frequently Asked Questions about grief.

Growth House: discusses hospice care, dying with dignity, terminal illness, grief and bereavement.

WidowNet: an information and support resource for, and by, widows and widowers.

Grief Resources For Parents

National SIDS and Infant Death Program Support Center: provides research, education, and support for families dealing with SIDS.

Bereaved Parents USA: a nationwide organization designed to aid and support bereaved parents and their families.

Healing Hearts for Bereaved Parents: offers understanding, suggestions for coping, support, friendship, and hope to all parents who are struggling with grief.

The Compassionate Friends: supports families who have experienced the death of a child.

SHARE Pregnancy & and Infant Loss Support: provides support to those mourning the tragic death of a baby through early pregnancy loss, stillbirth or newborn death.

 

Grief Resources For Children

National Alliance for Grieving Children: raises awareness about the needs of children and teens who are grieving a death and provides education resources for anyone who supports them.

New Song Center for Grieving Children: A Hospice of the Valley program which offers comprehensive grief support for children, teens, young adults, and their caregivers.