Grief Resources
Grief is an emotion that is purely individual. Feelings of despair or sadness brought on by a sudden death, or
by a death after prolonged illness, are the same, but different.  Dyson’s Home for Funerals does not claim to
be therapists or counselors, however, we have ministers on staff to offer consolation and assistance to
families.  We, too have attended our share of funerals and participated in grieving for any number of reasons.  

For the most part, grief is a reaction to experiencing loss. In our society, the death of a friend or family
member is associated with varying degrees of grief. We welcome your comments and experiences. It is often
through sharing that we find the most peace in our grief.  We offer the following support and advice in hopes
that you will find comfort:


Attig, Thomas. The Heart of Grief: Death and the Search for Lasting Love.

Oxford University Press. NY. 2000.

Boss, Pauline. Ambiguous Loss: Learning to Live with Unresolved Grief. Harvard
University Press. MA. 1999.

Doka, Kenneth, ed. Disenfranchised Grief: New Directions, Challenges, and Strategies for Practice.
Research Press. II 2002.

Dyer, Wayne. There’s a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem. Harper Collins. NY. 2001.

Figley, C., Bride, B., and Mazza, N. eds. The Traumatology of Grieving. Taylor and Francis. Washington DC.

Klass, D., Silverman, P. and Nickman, S. eds. Continuing Bonds: A New Understanding of Grief. Taylor and
Francis. Washington, DC. 1996.

Martin, T. and Doka, K. Men Don’t Cry... Women Do: Transcending Gender Stereotypes of Grief. Brunner and
Mazel PA. 2000.

Neimeyer, R. Lessons of Loss. Center for the Study of Loss and Transition, Memphis, TN. 2000.

Pread, A. D. Transcending Loss: Understanding the Lifelong Impact of Grief and How to Make it Meaningful.
Berkley Books. NY. 1997.

Rando, Therese. How To Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies. Bantam Books. NY. 1988.

Rich, Phil. The Healing Journey Through Grief: Your Journal for Reflection and Recovery. John Wiley &
Sons. NY. 1998.

Welshons, J. Awakening from Grief. Open Heart Publications. NJ. 2002.

Support Services

Clarendon County Mental Health

Sumter County Mental Health
Magnolia Street, Sumter, SC

Local Ministers

Hospice Care of the Tri-County
1236-B Wilson Hall Rd. Sumter, SC
803- 905-7720
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