Online Grief Support Resources
Dealing with the death of a loved one can be a long, painful, and lonely process. Many people are forced to ignore their own grief and be brave for the more vulnerable members of their family. This can just add to the stress and prolong the healing process.
At Charles J. O’Shea Funeral Home, we encourage grieving individuals to seek out online support websites and communities. Sometimes talking to and getting advice from unbiased strangers who have been in the same situation can help you and offer comfort. Here’s a list of some of the best online sources we could find:
1. Open to Hope
This organization provides articles, books, and other resources to help cope with grief. They also provide a thriving online community always willing to offer support, welcome new members, and help people deal with all kinds of grief
2. National Alliance for Grieving Children
Children have different methods of dealing with grief and sometimes have a tough time understanding their loss. This organization provides educational resources and has a big network of volunteers who know how to help children deal with their pain and loss.
3. Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, Inc.
TAPS is a platform dedicated to people dealing with the loss of a military member. It provides educational resources and strong peer-based support so the grieving individuals can communicate with people who have undergone the same pain under similar circumstances.
4. Association of Death Education and Counseling
ADEC is a strong organization with over 2,000 members from different walks of life. Grieving individuals can receive assistance and advice from mental health professionals, members of Church, educators, funeral directors, etc.
If you want to know more about grief, memorial services or cremation, don’t hesitate to contact us at Charles J. O’Shea Funeral Home. We’ll be happy to answer your questions.