Death is a subject most people don’t want to discuss and yet death is an inevitable part of life. Use this Web Guide to help prepare for your death or the death of someone you love. The resources here can help you manage your finances or estate in advance, and access funeral and bereavement resources.
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Use the Web sites recommended here to overcome the grief and trauma of losing a loved one. You’ll find resources especially for adults, parents and children that offer opportunities for support and outreach. Connecting with others is one of the most essential aspects of healing.
- Use your grief to create a blog of your own; self-expression is one of the most effective ways to overcome pain. Keep a daily log of your emotions and thoughts, and create a dialog with your readers. The findingDulcinea Blogs Web Guide can get you started.
has a message board on “Grief and Loss
” issues. AARP presents themes and topics and encourages users to contribute their own stories and comments in response.
Family Caregiver Alliance
offers links and descriptions of online support groups for caregivers. Some of the groups include the Caregiver Online Group, The Huntington’s Disease and Movement Disorders Online Group and the LGBT Caring Community Online Support Group.
provides grief support, services and products for those who are dying or grieving. Learn how to prepare for death and arrange a funeral, how best to offer caregiving and how to deal with grief. There’s also a link to “Sudden & Violent Death
” that provides a forum for individuals who have lost loved ones unexpectedly.
For parents who have lost a child …
is a free resource for kids to help each other through the loss of a loved one. The site offers an e-mail support group, a place to share artwork and stories, and a forum where kids and parents can ask questions about dealing with grief.
The Dougy Center
specializes in grief resources for children and families. Visit the “Center Locator
” to find a location in your area, or the “Grief Support
” section for links to free online advice and helpful activities, arranged by age group.
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