The internet has a wealth of education and support resources related to grief, bereavement and the many types of loss people experience. The following links are only a suggested beginning point to connect with those resources.
Grief & Bereavement
GriefShare – Opportunities to attend local support group, education, resources in a safe and confidential setting with trained facilitators who have experienced grief.
GriefShare Birmingham – If you’ve lost a spouse, parent, sibling, child, or other close family member, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. GriefShare provides a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you. Trained facilitators who have experienced grief just like you will guide you through one of life’s most difficult experiences and provide you with the tools and resources to move forward. Meetings will be held at Faith Church , 4601 Valleydale Road, Birmingham, AL35242 on Thursday nights from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, starting August 31, 2023. You are welcome to join us at any time during the 14-week series. If you are college age or older and have lost a close family member, please text or call 205.908.6529 or email FromMourningToJoy@gmail.com for questions and/or registration. Registration Fee: $25.00. For more information, please review the GriefShare brochure.
Dougy Center – Online resources and activities for children who are grieving.
COPE (Connecting our Paths Eternally) – Organization dedicated to helping those who have suffered a loss with sibling support groups.
If you are concerned that you or someone you know might be experiencing depression or suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide and Prevention LifeLine at “988”.
The Gift of Keith – Website started by parents whose son died by suicide. Resources and articles by other survivors of suicide.
Alliance of Hope – Online support for families coping with a loved one’s loss due to suicide.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (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, including those who have experienced a loss.