You are not alone. There are people who've walked this path and are there to help you navigate through. After we lost our son, we were looking for whatever we could to help us learn to live with this "new normal."
Here are a few things that helped us...
Compassionate Friendsis a support group for parents who've lost children. They meet once a month in different cities. For more information and locations, click on the link above. Click here for information on the Sioux Falls Chapter.
Smile Again Ministries is a retreat center for parents who've lost children. To be honest, this place saved our marriage. We have gone three times now and this is what we are trying to create in the Sioux Empire.
Seek Counseling...We highly encourage you to find a counselor in your area that fits you and your family. Here are just a few ideas.
Erick L Reiss, LMFT, Sioux Falls, SD - 605-212-9684
Stronghold Counseling, Sioux Falls, SD - 605-334-7713,
Ellie Larsen, Jan Sanford, Marlene Ruff, Earl Witt
Journey Counseling, Sioux Falls, SD - 605-988-8131,
Wanda Jeffcoat, Dianne Beard and Michael Wheaton
Ellen Hohm, LLC, Sioux Falls, SD - 605-361-4403
Darla Huffman Counseling Services, Sioux Falls, SD - 605-370-4442
Wellspring Therapy Center, Sioux Falls, SD 605-335-1516
Mona Wade, Connie Kolbreck, Krista McKeown
Agape Counseling Center, Brandon, SD - 605-582-4722, Erin Sanford
Family Life Counseling, Kearney, NE - 308-210-3638, Carol A. Larson
Helping parents find HOPE after the loss of a child.