Grief Services

The Ledger: Polk Experts Offer Tips for Dealing with Grief over the Holidays

If you recently lost a loved one, recognize that the holidays are going to be different and that’s okay.


The death of someone you love, divorce or family estrangement can cast a dark cloud over the holiday season. As can moving out of your longtime home, losing or leaving a job, having a pet die, dealing with major health issues and other significant losses.

As society promotes socializing, you may feel pressured to participate, even if your grief feels so intense you want to fall asleep from Halloween until Jan. 2.

Discover some ways to cope by clicking here.