Bereavement counseling is important so you have the support of
others while you are grieving. Even if you feel uncomfortable
talking about your emotions, connecting with others and expressing
how you feel will help you heal.
If someone you care about is grieving, you can help them by
asking about their feelings and listening when they want to talk.
For more ideas on how to help, go to Support.
There are many excellent books on grieving and bereavement. For
suggestions, visit Books on Grief.
Bereavement or grief counseling can be very helpful for some. To
find a local grief counselor, look in your phone directory or ask
friends, family, minister or rabbi for recommendations.
To find a psychologist or therapist, you can search the
Web resources about grief
Here are some websites that can help you better understand and
cope with grief:
Local support groups
There are many community support groups focused on spousal,
parent and child deaths. If you're looking for a support group,
call your local hospice foundation. They will be able to refer
Online support groups
There are many online support groups that can help you connect
with people who are experiencing the same feelings of loss: