Survivor guilt (sometimes referred to as “survivor’s guilt”, “survivor syndrome” or “survivor’s syndrome”) can take many forms. It can affect survivors of catastrophic events that took many lives; or it can affect individuals mourning an individual loss. It can be associated with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; or it can be experienced without PTSD being present. It can be debilitating, too, but doesn’t have to be. Let’s examine survivor guilt and explore ways to cope:
At Stillinger Family Funeral Home in Greenfield, Indiana, we do more than provide funeral services and funeral-related plans and products. We are really in the business of providing compassionate care for grieving families. And we deliver these compassionate care services with the highest degree of professionalism. That’s what we do. Here’s why it matters to us, and why it should matter to you:
When considering the true value in funeral services that a Funeral Director and the supporting funeral home staff provides, it is common to think of individual service items – like preparing the body for viewing, coordinating the memorial service, etc. But at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, we believe the true value in funeral services we provide goes deeper and explains why so many families come back to us again and again during their times of loss.
Suicide condolences – words of sympathy shared with the grieving family of a suicide victim – are among the hardest we’ll ever have to speak or write. Finding the right words of empathy after any death can be difficult; but finding the right words after a suicide seems practically impossible when the grieving family may still be searching for answers. Let’s take a closer look:
At Stillinger Family Funeral Home, we take very seriously the privilege and responsibility of serving families in Greenfield, Indiana, surrounding Hancock County communities, and beyond. That’s why we crafted a statement of “Our Why”. And that’s the reason our “why” impacts our “how” for providing professional funeral services and personal customer experiences one family at a time. Here’s what we mean:
Writing a eulogy can be stressful. You want to truly honor your departed loved one, but you fear not being up to the task. You fear not being able to handle the emotions in the moment. And you fear letting down those in attendance at the memorial service – family and friends who hold their own special memories. These are all valid concerns, but by paying attention to a few upfront tips, writing a eulogy – and delivering it – can be a rewarding experience for you and the other mourners.