Online Grief Support Resources
It’s not easy to deal with grief and sometimes asking a family member or friend for support isn’t an option. Different people have different ways to cope with grief and some of these coping mechanisms can be unhealthy or counterproductive. There are several online resources and support systems available to help you go through grief in a steady and healthy manner and here’s a list of some services that can help.
1. The Sweeney Alliance - website
This non-profit organization provides a large number of resources to grieving individuals of all ages. It’s designed to help families and professionals help deal with personal loss and get back on track with their lives. The website offers newsletters and online support material that can prove to be useful to people in all stages of grief.
2. Resources for Survivors of Suicide - website
Suicide committed by a loved one is very difficult to handle and can cause a considerable amount of mental trauma. This center provides a good support system to loved ones left behind. The system is especially geared towards military spouses and families.
3. The Dougy Center - website
The Dougy Center is designed as a support system for grieving children, teenagers, and young adults who have experienced unexpected grief. The support is provided through peer support groups, training, engagement, and education. This center helps over 400 children and over 250 family members overcome personal loss.
4. Heartlinks Grief Center - website
This establishment offers useful resources and reading material, professional counseling, and support groups to help grieving individuals of all ages deal with personal loss of a loved one or an important member of the family. The center helps over 800 people annually and is very successful in helping people adjust.