My Dad died in 1998 and as a mature woman I was very practical...After all death was part of life and my Dad was fortunate to have lived a long and healthy one. Well needless to say, the more I suppressed my grief, the more out of control my grief was.
The doctors told me I was suffering from depression and medicated me without ever really knowing why I was depressed.
Fast-forward, thank you HealGrief for all the wonderful resources they provide. I learned that my grief was just that, grief. I learned that it was okay and never to late to grieve. The more I identified with the grief, the fewer meds I needed. Now med free, I can think about and talk about my Dad with a smile and warmth in my heart.
I found HealGrief.org shortly after my mother died. I wish I had found its services and website earlier. I could have written the obituary on the site, posted the funeral notice and been able to truly communicate my mother's death in a less stressful way than I did. What I did was use HealGrief.org as my resource to help me through the grieving process. I created a memorial for my Mom that will now last forever. The day that I got a bill from Legacy.com (the site that came with my mother's burial) for $375 to perpetuate her online memorial was the day that I realzed that HealGrief.org is an extraordinary nonprofit and the BEST way to communicate death and heal your grief.