Salem, Oregon (PRWEB) February 17, 2012
A new Facebook page for sharing grief was launched by Virgil T. Golden Funeral Services, a Salem, Oregon funeral home. The page allows for posting and adding links to support those in various stages of grieving.
When Tom Golden first meets with one or more family members who have just lost a loved one, he is confronted with the emotional pain and shock of grief. It takes a deep level of sympathy, compassion, patience and caring to both comfort and help them process the decisions that need to be made for the final arrangements. As a third generation funeral director of Virgil T. Golden Funeral Services in Salem, Oregon, he has experienced grief first hand every year for over two decades. The idea of helping people share their grief long after the funeral service has been in his mind for months.
With the growing participation in Facebook, Virgil T. Golden Funeral Services launched a special Facebook page and blog dedicated to sharing the various grieving process with others who are also grieving. Titled Sharing Our Grief, the new Facebook page is located at http://www.Facebook.com/SharingOurGrief. It also has its own domain name http://www.SharingOurGrief.com for the blog.
A fan page was set up by Logion Web Design to provide a visual image relating to grieving and an introduction that addresses the experience of grieving, especially after an immediate loss. Once someone “likes” the fan page, then they will be able to participate in sharing their own grief or supporting those who are grieving.
The following is the introduction featured on the Sharing Our Grief Facebook page:
“Support immediately after a loss is usually strong; friends and family step up and are there for you. But as time passes, though they ache for you, they are uncomfortable with your pain. They may secretly hope you will get better, and be your happy self again. So, for you, it feels like the support line has dried up. Yet you are still hurting.
"Come join our family of survivors who are dealing with the same issues: loss, heartache, sadness, anger, guilt, even depression. Share your story with others who are stumbling on their own path of grief. You will find solace and wisdom. Only those who are experiencing the same trials can listen and really get it.
"Talking with others really does help. Sharing your experience with others, and hearing of their grief journey, can make you feel less alone. It can help you to put a stop to the harsh judgments you may be making about yourself and your recovery. And your reaching out to others will help them too.”
In addition to their regular services for funerals and cremations in Salem, Oregon, Virgil T. Golden Funeral Services offers free services and programs to help in the process of grieving and handling all the things related to the loss of a loved one. Free online obituaries, pre-planning guides, referrals to support groups, and other programs have all helped in the process.
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