Coping with a loss?
Every person must cope with loss of a loved on his or her own terms.
The emotional upheaval these trying times can cause is sometimes so overwhelming that even the support of friends and family may not help relieve the amount of sadness and grief you feel.
Here are some Support Group Resources:
Whether the person who died was your parent, spouse, child, or friend, one thing is the same: someone you love is no longer near you. Your loved one can no longer play the same role in your life, and you can no longer play the role you played for your loved one. It’s going to be hard to get used to. How will you manage?
The truth is no one can answer this for you. Your grief is every bit as unique as your loved one, and you must find your own way through it. But you can find help by learning from the experiences of other people who have grieved and from accepting help from Intermountain’s bereavement services.
Caring Connections: A Hope and Comfort in Grief Program is based in the University of Utah College of Nursing and was founded in 1997 by Beth Cole, PhD.
The Mission of Caring Connections is to provide excellent evidence-based bereavement care to grieving persons in the intermountain west through clinician facilitated support groups; and, in keeping with the academic mission of the University and the College of Nursing, to provide opportunity for clinical education in grief and loss to students in the health care professions, and to conduct research which promotes greater understanding of loss, grief and bereavement.
As a leading community resource for grief and bereavement support, Caring Connections provides grief care, education for clinicians and students and contributes to the scientific evidence to support best practices. In partnership with the State of Utah Department of Human Services, and with several community organizations, we are working to increase awareness of grief, grief literacy and create compassionate communities that are responsive to the loss and suffering that accompanies bereavement.Offer a caring community to those who have lost someone they love to suicide, a safe place to be with others who understand. In the most painful of journeys to provide a time and space to rest the burden of grief and share it with those who need no explanation. To create a place to reflect on those who have been lost to suicide and honor them so their lives will never be defined by their deaths. To encourage survivors to gather, to remember and to speak aloud the precious names of loved ones, to stand together to express our emotions and begin a journey of healing.
» Navigating Grief: A Guidebook for Grief Awareness & Understanding.
Highlights of this guide include:
- Resources to help those coping with grief
- Comprehensive look at the various types, stages, and symptoms of grief
- Expert input from licensed psychotherapist, Heather Bass
We can't stop bad things from happening, but we can spread awareness and share resources so that those who are dealing with trauma or other emotional hardships no longer have to deal with it on their own.
» Canary Garden
Canary Garden is a non-profit community-based organization in Orem, Utah dedicated to providing a safe and caring environment for children and adolescents who are grieving the death of a family member. Canary Garden is committed to creating awareness of and support for grieving children and their families.» Center for Loss
A leading provider of information and inspiration in the areas of illness and dying, loss and grief, healthy caregiving, life transition, and spirituality.
» National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.