The wonderful thing about technology is that it can bring people together from all over the globe to make it easier for you to find information and support networks in your time of need. The following are some of the tools available to assist you in your healing journey.
GriefShare is a group of people who will walk beside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are experiencing and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.
The Compassionate Friends exists to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the grieving process after the life-altering experience of losing a child (at any age, from any cause). Through a network of more than 625 chapters with locations in all fifty states, as well as Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, The Compassionate Friends has been supporting bereaved families after the death of a child for four decades.
AARP has been serving its members and society by creating positive social change for more than fifty years. AARP’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for all as we age, leading positive social change and delivering value to members through information, advocacy and service. Here you’ll find articles, discussions, and helpful information on dealing with end of life care, the challenges faced by caregivers, and how to deal with grief after a loss.
Financial Help for Cancer Victims. While the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) made it easier for cancer patients and those with pre-existing cancer diagnosis to access health insurance in some cases, the financial burden of cancer is still extreme. According to the American Cancer Society, direct medical costs relating to cancer surged to $87.8 billion in 2014. Of that amount, 58 percent of costs were the result of hospital outpatient or doctor visits and 27 percent were the result of inpatient hospital stays.
Local Grief Resources:
We also have our Local Grief Resources which are available for you to contact, and assist you in your healing journey.
AFSP Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death. AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.
UT Medical Center, The loss of a loved one can be a terribly painful, stressful and confusing time for the survivors left behind. In addition, many people never have the chance to talk about the grief they’re experiencing. To help the bereaved understand and live with the loss of a loved one, The University of Tennessee Medical Center is hosting a series of adult bereavement support group meetings.