The single most important factor in healing from loss is having the support of other people.
Even if you aren’t comfortable talking about your feelings under normal circumstances, it’s important to express them when you’re grieving. Sharing your loss makes the burden of grief easier to carry. Wherever the support comes from, accept it and do not grieve alone. Connecting to others will help you heal.
Find Support After a Loss
Turning to friends and family members is important. You need their support and they can offer help and care. Yet sometimes you need more than friends and family. And virtual support groups can be of a great assistance.
Virtual Support Can Help
Sharing your sorrow with others who have experienced similar losses may help the grieving process. To find a bereavement support group in your area, contact local hospitals, hospices, funeral homes, and counseling centers.
Here are a few recommended online sources for virtual grief support:
This website offers ideas on managing grief for those who want to help loved ones through the mourning process. It also discusses bereavement stages and shares relevant poems, scriptures and prayers to comfort your heart.
This is online site helps people to deal with grief and loss after the death of a significant person in their life.
This online support group assists families grieving the death of a child of any age. It offers friendship, understanding and hope to bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings.
Learn about the various ways of coping and dealing with grief, trauma, loss and sorrow.
This website has nearly 40 different email support groups, as well as a wealth of other grief-related resources.
Every year, hundreds of soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines die in service to our country. Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) helps provide comfort, support and care to military survivors and their families.