Whether you received news of an unexpected death or shared your loved one’s final moments, your initial reaction was most likely shock. No matter how prepared we are, or are not, a loved one’s death often leaves us feeling panicky. If you are responsible for making the funeral arrangements or executing the will, shock and grief can be overwhelming and paralyzing. Even simple decisions can be bewildering. At Symonds, we hope you can navigate through this process with the reassurance that you are not alone and we are here to help you every step of the way.
If there is any information you cannot find on our website, please feel free to contact one of our Funeral Directors.
- Social Security Administration
- Veterans Administration
- Illinois Department of Vital Records
- Chicago Catholic Cemeteries
- Cemeteries of Chicago
Grief, Death, and Loss Support
A multi-disciplinary professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence in death education, bereavement counseling, and care of the dying.
A private organization dedicated to furthering our understanding of and compassion for the complex set of emotions we call grief. Dedicated to helping both the bereaved, by walking with them in their unique life journeys, and bereavement caregivers, by serving as their educational liaison and professional forum.
A place where men and women can discuss, chat or browse to understand the many different paths to heal strong emotions. Resources on the site include excerpts from author Tom Golden’s books on healing from loss.
GriefNet is an Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss. They have many email support groups. Their integrated approach to online grief support provides help to people working through loss and grief issues of all kinds.
Using new technology to share age-old feelings and lessons, Hygeia