Everyone experiences loss in their own way. Whatever the reason for grief may be, there are healthy ways to cope. Interest in grief support continues to rise. Grief groups are easy to access and participate in.
There are options to choose from. You can meet up virtually, in-person, one-on-one, or in a group. Take the time you need to listen to stories and share some of your own stories. Allow these stories to help you grow. Grief support is not a one time thing.
What Should I Expect From A Grief Group
Grief Groups are designed to support you during and after your time of mourning. Attendees will share their thoughts, share memories and stories, and help each other cope. Participants are encouraged to return for more visits. Group meetings allow you to cope with people in similar situations.
Through these meetings, we hope that the comfort of other people will help you to have a deeper understanding of the recent loss.
Support groups are not a one time thing. They are perfect for those who recently experienced loss, struggle with grief, and struggle with their emotions. Most groups have an introductory session, sessions to share stories and establish new relationships, and exit sessions to allow closure.
There is no set limit on how much you grieve. Take time to heal with someone who understands your pain.
Types Of Grief Groups
People suffer from loss in various ways. There is grief support for addiction loss, child loss, pregnancy loss, first-responder loss, military loss, suicide loss, sibling loss, parent loss, and general loss.
There are groups that focus on personal stories and emotions, groups that create art out of their grief, and more.
Find a group that works best with you. You have the benefit of meeting in-person or virtually in the comfort of your own home.
They Are Here For You
The hardest part in doing anything for the first time is taking the first step. You can move towards a future of good health and comfort. Grief support is designed to help you. Express your feelings. Work through your uncertainty together. Loss is difficult, but you are not alone.
Grief Support Groups
Among thousands of national and local groups, you can find a group that meets your needs. Need family resources? Try some of our local and national groups.
- Allina Health Grief Resources
- National Alliance For Grieving Children
- Compassionate Friends
- The Dougy Center
- Soaring Spirits International
- American Foundation For Suicide Prevention