In times of loss, children, in particular, may find themselves overwhelmed by feelings of sorrow and grief they don’t know how to express. Since they haven’t experienced enough of life to have developed solid coping skills, they can often find themselves feeling lost, depressed, confused, scared, and unsure of what to say or who to talk to about their feelings.
As we know, the journey of grief is a difficult one, but this is especially true for children. Don’t let your child, or a child you know, get lost in their grief. They can’t get through it alone. They need our help.
At Krause Funeral Home we’re proud to be a supporting partner of the Healing Hearts of Waukesha County, Inc., a non-profit organization reaching out to children and teens experiencing the loss of a loved one due to death, divorce, incarceration, or military deployment. This week we join Healing Hearts in bringing awareness to the needs of grieving children.
Thursday, November 20th is National Children’s Grief Awareness Day
Awareness and support are the first steps in helping reach out to this community of children and teens. The most basic way you can participate is by wearing blue and/or a blue ribbon to show your support for this cause. You may also want to consider donating to the Healings Hearts of Waukesha County, Inc. Your donation will help spread the word to our communities of the impact of death on children, and of the importance of helping them to find hope in the midst of their grief.
You can find more information about Healing Hearts by visiting their website at: http://www.healingheartsofwaukeshaco.org