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Grief Support

Grief Support

The following are some tools available to assist you in your healing journey. Contact us to discuss other resources and find a personalized solution to support you on the road to recovery.

365 Days of Healing

With our daily emails of comfort and hope, you will feel supported knowing we’re here to walk with you through your journey of grief.



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Just One of Many

Here’s one example of our 365 Days of Healing emails, designed to offer advice, tell stories, and otherwise help you heal.



Grief Support E-mail

Local Grief Resources

Some people are comfortable in groups while others are more at ease talking to one person. All bereavement services are sponsored by Leavitt Funeral Services and are provided or monitored by professional licensed and trained personnel.

  • Eight Week Support Groups - These groups are limited to 12 people and provide an opportunity to give as well as receive support. Morning as well as evening groups are available. The groups are moderated by a professionally trained grief counselor and meet at The Counseling and Wellness Center, 936 Market Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101. For additional information call The Center at 304-422-7300.

  • One-on-one Consultation - Licensed professional grief counselors are available through The Counseling and Wellness Center, 936 Market Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101. For information or an appointment call The Center at 304-422-7300.

Audio-Visual Material - The funeral home maintains an extensive library of books, pamphlets, video tapes, etc. relating to grief for the lay person as well as the professional. Some of this is self-help material. The materials are available to any one and may be obtained by calling the funeral home.

The following Support Groups are not sponsored or endorsed by Leavitt Funeral Services, but are ones that we are aware of that may provide some guidance and assistance.

Grief Support Groups(Adults)

Counseling and Wellness Center
936 Market Street
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Phone: 304-422-7300
Eight-week support group
Sponsored by Leavitt Funeral Home
Four times a year; to be announced
www.counselingandwellnesscenter.com
Contact person: Greg Syner

Home Nursing Service & Hospice
210 North 7th Street, Suite 300
Marietta, OH 45750
Phone: 800-822-2165 FREE
2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month
12:00 Noon - 1:00 pm
Contact person: Ginny Olff

Emmanuel Baptist Church
1710 23rd Street
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Phone: 304-485-5171
Each Tuesday at 10:00 am

First Lutheran Church
1701 19th Street
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Phone: 304-428-6174
5:30 pm

Grief Support Groups(Children)

Counseling and Wellness Center
936 Market Street
Parkersburg, WV 26101
304-422-7300
Eight-week support group
Sponsored by Leavitt Funeral Home
Four times a year; to be announced
www.counselingandwellnesscenter.com
Contact person: Greg Syner

Housecalls Home Health and Hospice
1601 Garfield Avenue
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Contact person: Marilyn McClure

Grief & Healing Websites



 

GriefShare

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences.

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Web Healing

Web Healing offers grief discussion boards where you can talk with others who are grieving or browse recommended books on grief.

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The Compassionate Friends

Whether your family has had a child die (at any age, from any cause), or you are helping those who have gone through this life-altering experience, The Compassionate Friends exists to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the grieving process as a parent.

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AARP

With AARP you’ll find articles, discussions, and helpful information on dealing with end-of-life care, the challenges faced by caregivers, and how to deal with grief after a loss.

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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 the Barr-Harris Children’s Grief Center recommends children's books that deal with death and grief. These easy-to-read stories can open up a meaningful discussion between you and your child, and help children make sense of their feelings and understand what they're experiencing.

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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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