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"Most meaningful to me was the home-town feel of the funeral home and the kindness and compassion of the staff—they were professional yet warm. Absolutely nothing could have been done to improve their service; they met my expectations on every level. Our funeral director was wonderful, making everything easy and uncomplicated for me."

- S.H., Elk River, MN
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Dare's Funeral Cremation Services

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The Why We Gather Community

The Why We Gather Community

Why We Gather is an online resource that enables those who are experiencing the grieving process or mourning the loss of a loved one to connect with one another and to hear from experts. There are four ways you can utilize this program to help you move through your grief.

Written Grief Resources

To gain a greater understanding of the grief process and the support you can receive for different kinds of grief, you can read the resources found on this site, written by Dr. William G. "Bill" Hoy, DMin, FT (bio below). These include:

YouTube Channel (www.youtube.com/WhyWeGather)

This channel houses short videos from experts speaking on the topic of grief, the role a funeral plays in the mourning process and more. You can simply watch videos on-demand or create a YouTube account for free and subscribe to the channel to receive real-time updates each time a new video is posted. You also can comment on the videos and interact with other users.

Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/WhyWeGather)

Here you can share your story and get feedback from other users. You also can “like” the page to receive updates in your News Feed.

Twitter Page (www.twitter.com/WhyWeGather)

This page is for those who have a Twitter account and wish to follow the @WhyWeGather feed for the latest news and updates, with links to videos and articles on the topic of mourning and grief.

 


William G. Hoy, DMin, FT is the director of Texas-based Grief Connect, a Center for bereavement education. As an educator, author and counselor, he has walked alongside grieving people for more than 25 years. In addition to presenting more than 70 invited lectures each year to groups of caregiving professionals across the United States and Canada, Dr. Hoy teaches in the Medical Humanities Program, College of Arts and Sciences at Baylor University.

 

 

 


Why We Gather Disclaimer and Terms of Use: Why We Gather is provided for informational and educational purposes only and is not intended to constitute medical advice. All the information provided through Why We Gather is made in good faith, but with no warranty as to its efficacy, completeness or accuracy. Persons using this information do so at their own risk and by doing so agree to indemnify Why We Gather and its content providers from all liability, injury and costs arising from such person’s use. Anyone suffering from debilitating grief should seek help from a trained medical professional. If your grief is causing suicidal thoughts, call 911 immediately.