Where is the Information About Grief?

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Grief, by definition, is a deep sorrow, especially caused by someone’s death. EstateGrid is here to help survivors and their trusted helpers get through and solve the post-death logistics of a decedent’s estate, not through their grief.

When founder, Kat Reed, was helping her father with the post-death logistics of her mother’s life, most of the information she found online focused on grief and funeral pre-planning (for something that already happened). This was not where she needed help. She needed help figuring out how to change or close household and credit card accounts; how to find and secure life insurance and Social Security benefits; where clothing should go; and when and who she needed to notify of her mother’s death, among many other questions.

Kat needed to know how to help her predominantly deaf father live alone safely in the family home without her mother’s presence. She needed to help him figure out how he was going to wake up in the morning when he needed an alarm (which sonic boom alarm clock was best for him?). How was he going to hear the doorbell or knocks on the door (which visual doorbell was best for him in his residence?). This support would help her father have some semblance of relief. She needed help on post-death logistics for the primary survivor, her father, not grief support.

Get Local Support

Funeral homes, local community centers, and places of worship provide updated regional information of support groups for bereavement and coping with loss and they want people to reach out to them. Membership in a specific congregation is usually not required to solicit and get help from religious organizations.

Read Books

There are countless books available to help with the grieving process. Look for titles and authors that resonate with the situation. A survivor dealing with death as a partner or spouse who were together for 50 years will not be the same as a young single mother whose adult child died, or an adult child whose parent died earlier than what is considered a natural lifetime. These differences are as wide and varied as the resources available in books.

It’s important to remember cultural differences about grief are abundant as well. The United States is a melting pot with many ethnicities in one country. For some people, talking about grief may be welcome, even expected, whereas for other people it may be something that individuals do privately – certainly not publicly – and are not comfortable discussing with others. There may be grieving rituals to observe or learn about as a survivor that can help with the process. There are many books that cover these cultural differences when dealing with grief as well.

Get Online Support

Search online for support on specific causes of death: heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, assault, SIDS, suicide, war, etc. There is also support on relational loss: child, grandparent, member of the military, parent, sibling, twin, etc. Social media platforms and online therapy are plentiful. Search for online grief support groups to find what works best for the situation.

Summary

EstateGrid cannot solve grief – in fact, no one can – however there are thousands of resources available locally and online to help survivors in the mental health space. It is our intention to bring our customers relief – without the grief – so that these post-death logistics can be solved quickly and efficiently without the distraction of emotion.

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