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You're Not Alone
Since experiencing the death of a close family member or friend can be overwhelming, FRENCH has developed a caring and sensitive grief counseling program to assist those who have lost a loved one, including both one-on-one counseling and online counseling resources. FRENCH assists you in your journey through grief and loss and provides opportunities to find a new meaning and purpose in life and to begin living in a world that has now changed.
Dr. Linda Phelps
FRENCH Grief Counseling Director
Dr. Phelps provides one-on-one grief counseling to help you begin embracing the uniqueness of your grief. She also provides opportunities for you to share your experiences with others who have gone through similar losses in her small group adult programs and workshops. The grief counseling program offers memorial services to families and friends with special memorial services offered to those who have experienced the death of a child through early pregnancy loss, stillbirth or infant death
While dealing with grief is not easy, we believe the resources within this section of our website can help. Should you need additional support in grieving your loss, please call us at 505-275-3500. We will do everything we can to assist you.
Grief Support & Counseling
Since experiencing the death of a close family member or friend can be overwhelming, FRENCH has developed a caring and sensitive grief counseling program to assist those who have lost a loved one, including both one-on-one counseling and online counseling resources.
Dealing with Death
If you avoid dealing with death, you may become more vulnerable and unable to grieve. We offer support in accepting loss and preparing for death.
Dealing with Grief
This page features links to each of the articles in the grief library and provides access to our year-long series of email grief support messages.
Grieving with Purpose
Explore the concept of grief work. This article reviews the four tasks involved and highlights the six self-care and bereavement signposts in your bereavement journey.
Ending Denial and Finding Acceptance
Acceptance puts an end to denial by releasing disbelief. In doing so, you can fully include the death of a loved one into your life and find peace-of-mind.
For Friends of the Bereaved
Have you chosen to help someone who is grieving the death of a loved one? If so, this article was written for you. It offers insights and provides suggestions on how best to support them during this time.
When Grief Doesn't Ease
This article takes a closer look at what's considered normal grieving compared to more complicated grief. We can look for signals to see if our grief may be going off track.
When Grief is Unacknowledged
There are many situations when our grief is not understood by those around us and can compromise our well-being. This article provides readers with four ways to reclaim our rights to grieve and find support.