Support Groups

Many families find the following resources to be helpful during what is often a difficult and sensitive time. Click directly on the links to reach each resource’s web site. All links will open in a new browser window.

Online Support Groups
Bereaved Families Online
Bereaved Families provides support for people who have lost an immediate family member.

GriefNet
GriefNet is an Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss. GriefNet has 37 email support groups and two web sites.

Local Support Groups
Center for Grieving Children and Teenagers, Inc.

The Children’s Room, located in Arlington, Massachusetts offers hope and quality of life to bereaved children and those who are part of their lives.

The Compassionate Friends
The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization which offers friendship and understanding to families who are grieving the death of a child of any age, from any cause. Click here for a listing of Massachusetts Chapters

Helping Others
When a Co-Worker is Grieving the Death of a Child
From the Compassionate Friends

How can an employer help bereaved families
From Bereaved Families Online.

Helping Children Cope with Loss
From the National Mental Health Association

Explaining Suicide to Children
From Suicide Awareness\Voices of Education

Coping with Grief During Holidays
From GriefNet

Helping Yourself
Understanding Grief
From the National Funeral Directors Association

Coping Resources – Death of a Spouse
From the About.com

Coping Resources – Death of a Parent
From the About.com