After losing someone you love, it can be difficult to know how to manage the many emotions you may feel. Finding the right people to talk to can help. We’ve shared information on local support groups in a previous post here, but also wanted to note the many online support groups that are available. Sometimes, this can be an easier place to start when grieving, simply because you can join from the comfort of your home if you aren’t feeling up to going out or facing anyone just yet. We’ve put together a list of several to get you started, but there are many others out there.
- Different types of losses: Grief in Common
- General grief support: Grieving.com
- Loss of a child: The Compassionate Friends
- Young adults experiencing grief: HealGrief
- Young adults after loss: Hope Again
- Social media-based group: Grief Anonymous
- Pregnancy and infant loss: First Candle
- Loss of a spouse: Soaring Spirits International Widowed Village
- Loss after suicide: HEARTBEAT
- Cancer-related loss: CancerCare
- Other specific types of loss: Online Grief Support
It can be helpful to speak to someone and find support from others when faced with feelings of grief and sadness. Many people find some comfort after participating in a support group where they can begin the process of healing by connecting with others who may be experiencing similar feelings. No one should have to grieve alone and sometimes just knowing that you aren’t alone in your grief can provide a little bit of peace.