Sunday, August 10, 2008

Grief chat rooms and email support

There is a wealth of information on the web dealing with bereavement support. I will list for you some of the sites and leave it up to you to check them out. Perhaps there is something here that will help you on the road to recovery.

CHAT ROOMS GROWW offers a grief recovery chat room that is open 24/7. They also host many types of moderated grief support chats. It is a place where peer groups teach that you have permission to grieve. It is a place of belonging and one that helps you to get through the pain so you, in turn, can help others. The organization offers multiple bereavement support chats. These are scheduled, facilitated live chats for grieving family members with such topics as parent/grandparent bereavement, bereaved two years and under, bereaved over two yeaers, pregnancy/infant loss, sibling support and survivors of suicide. iVillage/parentsPlace has an extensive chat schedule that includes a variety of chats on parenting. There is at least one chat for bereaved parents to help them work through their grief.

GriefNet.Org ( ) This is an internet community of persons dealing with grief, death and major loss. They have 37 email support groups and two web sites. They provide help to people working through loss and grief issues of all kinds. Support groups include accidents, only child, suicide, SIDS, substance abusers among others. More descriptions are on the web site.

Grief Loss & Recovery ( ) This site offers online grief support through an email discussion group (list serve). The group offers emotional support and friendship and provides a sage haven for bereaved persons to share their grief.

SIDSID ( ) This is an email support for SIDS and Infant Death. To subscribe, send an email to . In the body of the email type: SUBSCRIBE SIDSID – PSC

LossofaChild To subscribe to this list, send an email to . In the body of the email, type This list is for those families who have lost a child due to tragedy or illness. This list serves as a support group to help get through this most difficult time.

In my next blog I will list all the additional grief-support web sites that I have.

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