Losing those who we are close with is a difficult loss to process, no matter the circumstances. During this loss it is important to discuss your feelings with others, and open up to others who have felt the same types of grief. To help you through this difficult time, we’ve compiled different resources, all of which can help to provide you with a better sense of closure toward your grief.
Check out the available information, or use the resources to help better cope with your loss.
Losing Loved Ones
As many of us have heard, there are different stages to our grief. From pain, to disbelief, to acceptance – along with everything in between – losing someone is a difficult process to overcome. What can make this course even more difficult is that there’s no road map to follow. Everyone deals with their pain differently, and who is to say which methods are right and which ones are wrong?
To help find your own customized healing process, please take advantage of various resources and groups. Whether you see a counselor or just speak with your best friend, it’s important to know that you aren’t alone.
Check out the following to find out more.
- Bereaved Parents of the USA is a national non-profit self-help group that offers support, understanding, compassion, and hope especially to the newly bereaved be they bereaved parents grandparents or siblings struggling to rebuild their lives after the death of their children, grandchildren, or siblings.
MilitaryBeing close to someone in the military can often cause a constant feeling of unknowing. Whether they are overseas, undercover, or just putting in weekend on-base hours, there can be a constant looming of unexpected loss. Just because a loss may or may not be more likely does not make the process any easier.
Grief is a multi faceted experience and should be handled with respect and time. No roadmap is correct or even a long-term fix to what grief may have in store. Dealing with your emotions as they come is an important aspect of moving through this difficult time.
To learn more about losing a loved one to a cause or to receive help, check out the links below.
- MilitaryConnection.com, a website dedicated to utilizing and aggregating all types of active duty services, including those which are grief related.
- TAPS.org offers a Good Grief camp, as well as support for survivors of all lengths.
- Recommended Books and Military-Specific Programs
Whether man’s best friend or just yours, losing a pet is a difficult experience to go through. Pets are loyal, ever-present, and fulfill a gap in our lives that we didn’t always know existed. Losing an animal, especially one who you have spent many years with, can cause enormous amounts of grief and pain. Dealing with these emotions in whatever methods you feel most comfortable is often the best way to cope in your time of loss.
To research more about losing a beloved animal, or to get help, check out the following links.
- APLB.org: The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement has a compilation of newsletters, groups, and other resources to help owners deal with the los of their pets.
- Lightning Strike