Grief Support

Dealing with Grief

Everyone grieves in their own way and in their own time. Some people recover from grief and resume normal activities within a few months, while others take much, much longer. No one way of grieving is better than any other.

Join our supportive Facebook community for comfort and inspiration in your time of grief.

“Grief is a personal journey for everyone. We all grieve in our own way, in our own time. We’re here to help. We’ll stand beside you during – and after – the funeral service to help you cope with your loss. We understand about sadness, heartache – and hope. We’d like to make your grief journey a little easier.”

– Heather Suchanec-Cooper, Spicer-Mullikin Grief Specialist and Aftercare Coordinator
Heart hands in the sun.

Spicer-Mullikin Family Aftercare Services

Spicer-Mullikin understands what it means to grieve. That’s why our service to you doesn’t end when the funeral is over. We know that your grief may just be starting. We’re here to support you with aftercare and grief counseling services so that you can manage the many emotions of grief, healing and adjusting to your new life.

Please call us at (302) 368-9500 or email us at to learn more about our aftercare services and support groups, or join our supportive Facebook community for comfort and inspiration in your time of grief.

Our aftercare services include:

  1. Monthly support letters that address what to expect during the grief process and provide support materials and lists of resources
  2. Access to grief support materials including a lending library
  3. Personal grief support through one-on-one phone calls, emails, letters and in-person sessions
  4. Grief support groups such as the following:
    • Widowed Seniors: Pathways Through Grief. First and third Thursday of the month, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Newark Senior Center
    • Changing Pathways (for women over age 60 navigating loss). First and third Wednesday of the month, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Newark Senior Center
    • Grief support groups for families who have lost adult children to addiction, suicide or risky behaviors are also available. Please contact Heather Suchanec to learn more: via email or call (302) 368-9500.
  5. Hope for the Holidays annual program for adults who are navigating the holidays while grieving the death of a loved one.

If someone you know is mourning the loss of a loved one, or join our supportive Facebook community for comfort or inspiration.

We Are Here for You – Always

The death of a loved one has a way of throwing us off balance and tearing at the fabric of who we are. It can be disorienting, especially in the earliest weeks and months. Early grief can be intense, intrusive, unpredictable and sometimes even embarrassing. The good news, however, is that with time the grief of losing someone dear to us becomes gentler and far less intrusive. Grief becomes a quieter companion that walks alongside us. We are always aware of it, but it does not interfere with life and the joy that life can bring.

“Grief never ends, but it changes.
It’s a passage, not a place to stay.
Grief is not a sign of weakness,
nor a lack of faith.
It is the price of love.”

– Anonymous