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.


Support Groups

Our mission is to help create a space for encouragement and support. We recognize that everyone grieves differently and needs their own unique type of support and empathy. Connecting with others who have suffered similar losses is one of the best ways to heal and overcome a loss. We provide resources and support groups to help individuals and families through their grief journey.



Everyone goes through grief differently. However, it can be comforting to know that most people share responses and feelings after death or traffic events. It’s completely normal to feel any of the following responses:

  • Shock
  • Sadness
  • Disbelief
  • Guilt
  • Anger

It’s also completely normal to go through the following effects and responses while you process and work through your grief:

  • Numbness
  • Loss of meaning or joy
  • Questioning faith and life choices
  • Losing sleep
  • Heaviness in your chest
  • Physical aches and restlessness
  • Absent-mindedness and forgetting simple things
  • Peacefulness or relief


The Importance of Self-Care

One of the biggest aspects many people, unfortunately, do not talk about is the sheer amount of stress placed on your body as you grieve. Moving through the grieving process requires you to treat your body with care. It’s easy to slip into a slump, avoiding sleep, eating, drinking water, exercising, and sometimes reaching for substances to help you cope. It’s incredibly important to avoid substances and distractions and maintain your healthy eating, sleeping, and exercising schedule. When your body is well taken care of, you are able to grieve easier.

Obviously, this is all easier said than done. But it’s important to remember to take care of yourself through the process. Lighten your work schedule, ask for help, reduce work hours, take some time off, and try implementing relaxation techniques. You need to set aside some time for yourself. We’re here to help you by providing you with support groups and resources to make this easier and more possible, no matter how busy you are in life.


How We Can Help

With a wide variety of support programs and groups, we hope to help you process your grief easier and with less stress on your mind and body. Review our listed support programs and resources below. For additional information, never hesitate to reach out to us. We’re here for you to help you grieve more peacefully.




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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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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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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John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Inc.

After losing a loved one, you can trust the funeral directors at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home to help you celebrate your loved one’s life. Our staff has experience planning a variety of funeral services and can assist your family in honoring your loved one no matter your personal preference, budget, culture, or religion. We pride ourselves on serving the Middletown community & surrounding Bayshore areas with compassion, dignity, & respect.

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