Holding a funeral or memorial service for your loved one is a positive first step in the grieving process. Family members and friends get a chance to say their goodbyes, and at the same time, they get to share strong feelings with one another.
In the days, weeks and months following the service, people continue to need others to lean on for understanding, encouragement and guidance. For that reason, many local and national support groups have formed. These groups provide a common place and a comforting environment for expressing emotions through each phase of the grieving process. To learn more, click on the links below, or discuss grief counseling and support options with your funeral director.
General Grief Resources
AARP Grief & Loss: a collection of resources and an on-line support community.
National Funeral Directors Association: Frequently Asked Questions about grief.
American Cancer Society - Support to cancer patients, family and friends.
Growth House - Discusses hospice care, dying with dignity, and terminal illness
WidowNet - an information and support resource for, and by, widows and widowers.
Grief Resources For Parents
National SIDS and Infant Death Program Support Center - support for families
Bereaved Parents USA - a nationwide organization designed to support bereaved families.
The Compassionate Friends - supports families who have experienced the death of a child.
Grief Resources For Children
Fernside Online - an on-line resource for grieving children.
The Dougy Center - provider of peer support groups for grieving children.
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