Not knowing where to turn following loss can be a tough road to navigate. While there isn’t a map to guide you through the grieving process, there are several resources available to help you cope. Here is a list of grief support resources that can assist you in your time of need.
Grief Support Online
The internet has a vast amount of information available concerning grief. Knowing which website to visit with the best information can save you valuable time. The following websites are helpful for those coping with a loss:
GriefNet.org has over 50 email support groups as well as groups designed for children and adults.
Centerforloss.com is led by grief counselor Dr. Alan Wolfelt. The website provides information for the bereaved and has advice for those in the caregiver, professional or volunteer role.
Centering.org has many resources available for various kinds of loss.
Widownet.org is a network of widows and widowers whose mission is to help those dealing with the death of a spouse.
Childrengrieve.org helps children cope with their sorrow. It also has topics available concerning appropriate ways to discuss death and loss with a child.
Compassionatefriends.org offers support for families who have lost a child.
Books for Grief Support
Sitting down in a quiet space with a book can be one of the best ways to work through your loss. These books have useful advice and information concerning grief:
When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Harold Kushner
Healing After Loss by Martha Hickman
I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One by Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D
Healing Your Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas by Alan Wolfelt
The Orphaned Adult: Understanding and Coping With Grief and Change After the Death of Our Parents by Alexander Levy
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
Podcasts for Grief Support
Joining a podcast may help give you a different perspective on coping with grief. A podcast is an online version of a radio talk show where hosts and speakers engage in a particular topic. These are a few podcasts whose main focus is grief:
The Dougy Center – Grief Out Loud
We all experience the same common emotions when we have suffered a loss. It how we deal with those emotions that can us help through the journey. Finding comfort in a book, going online or listening in a podcast will let you know that you are not alone.
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