I recently learned of a cousin’s death, and I decided to look for her obituary online. Legacy.com is an online media group that works with 1500+ newspapers and hosts 20 million+ obituaries (according to the information I found).
Funeral homes commonly use their services. Aside from the usual information and helpful advice on funeral etiquette and sending condolences or flowers, I found articles on coping with loss, what to expect when you are grieving, and why is it so hard to ask for help? I also saw an article on the various stages of grief, plus a video.
Private groups for any loss
Beyond this information, I also learned that there are many online grief support groups. I’d like to pass a few links on to anyone who might be interested. When grief becomes a part of your life, it’s always good to have support from friends and family; but sometimes we don’t have that, and sometimes we need something more. It’s good to know where to find such information when you need it.
Aside from the articles already mentioned, I found information about eleven different private grief support groups: for loss of a parent, a spouse, sibling, child, family member, friend, veteran, or a pet, also for suicide loss, addiction loss, and pregnancy and infant loss. If you or anyone you know needs support for any of these losses, this might be something to consider. It always helps to talk to someone who understands what you are going through.
Helpful Grief Websites and Links
These are private Facebook groups, and comments are not shared on public pages. If you would like more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/pg/Legacycom/groups/.
If you want to check out the various articles about grief on the Legacy website, go here: http://www.legacy.com/news/advice-and-support/article/bereavement-grief-support-groups-at-legacy.
Remember that there are many books on the subject of grief and all its categories, on Amazon (my own book, Beyond the Visible Edge, is one of them).