Death's closest companion is grief. The aching pain of bereavement can last for years. Fortunately, there are many support resources to help you heal. For specialized links use the index bar at the left of your screen or go to the site map. Hundreds of additional resources for grief and terminal illness are available through our search engine and online bookstore.
Grief seems to heal best when you share it with others. There are many support groups available, both online and in person.
We suggest that you use online support as a supplement to face-to-face support, not as a substitute for it.
How To Find A Grief Support Group
Call your telephone operator and ask for the numbers for your local mental health association and your local suicide prevention center. Both types of agency have good grief referral lists. You need not be suicidal to get a grief referral from a suicide prevention center.
Use the Yellow Pages and call hospitals and hospices near you. Ask to speak with the Bereavement Coordinator, Social Worker, or Chaplain's Office to get a local grief referral. Many hospitals and hospices provide grief support to clients for up to one year following a death and offer groups to the general public.
If you are mourning the death of a child, check the national office of the Compassionate Friends to see if there is a group near you.