Online Grief Support Resources
Grief | ɡrēf/ | noun
1. deep sorrow, especially that caused by someone's death.
During times of loss, we can expect to experience a wide array of negative emotions. For many people, these ease with time even if they never quite pass entirely. Some of us who experience such strong feelings of grief, however, find it hard to overcome these negative emotions. Compounded grief can quickly build up and become debilitating. The loss of a loved one is never easy. It is, in fact, one of the hardest things that a person can experience. We come to expect our friends and family will be with us forever, unable to foresee a future without them. If you are having a hard time coming to terms with your grief or think that you or someone you know is suffering these symptoms you are not alone.
Support Isn’t Far Away
Many of us have been exactly where you were and a great number of us have also had to reach out for help before. There are myriad support networks geared especially towards helping us cope after a loss. This can range from trained professionals and experts to communities that are geared toward people simply supporting other people. Friends and family are also perfect to turn to if you need a shoulder to lean on or an understanding ear. We do understand, however, that sometimes speaking to someone outside your immediate social circle, especially if they are a qualified grief expert, can help if you are not comfortable opening up to someone that is close to you.
Grief Support Resources:
We have cultivated a list of online grief support resources that will help you make the right decision for you. Everyone is unique and whatever path you take should fit you.
● Alberta Health Services | Grief Support Program
BON is an excellent resource for anyone living in Ontario and is a great place to start. It features a wide variety of groups and organization that are specifically geared towards grief support. They cover a lot of useful information and make finding additional resources easy.
GriefNet is an international community that is geared towards allowing its members to support each other in a relaxed environment. They have a lot of great resources as well as the support of KIDSAID.com, their companion website.
● Alberta Psychiatric Association
The Alberta Psychological Association is your go-to for finding the right, qualified therapist or psychologist for you. Their website covers all variety of topics and is a great place to start if you’re looking to get in touch with a therapist who is right for you.
● Canadian Mental Health Association
Another incredible resource to get you started or help you find a community that fits your needs. This organization is large and receives a lot of support. As such, they have a lot to offer.
Get In Touch! If you have any additional questions or would like to talk to us about recommended grief support resources, feel free to get in touch with us here at Fee & Sons. Our expert staff are more than capable of assisting you or pointing you in the right direction.