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Five Tips For Finding Grief Support In Your Community

Dealing with grief is extremely difficult and can make everyday living difficult, which is why it's important to find some kind of grief support in your community. This support can help you cope better with your situation and, hopefully, move on. Here are five tips to help you find the grief support you are looking for in your community:

  1. Call the Local Mental Health Association: One of the first steps you can take is calling your local mental health association or suicide hotline. You don't need to be suicidal in order to ask for a referral to grief support groups in the area. These associations have connections to help you find a great support group in your area.
  2. Talk With the Funeral Home: If you are specifically dealing with grief because of the loss of a loved one, a funeral home like Gillies Funeral Chapel can also help you with finding support. Many times, funeral homes offer free grief support for you for up to a certain amount of time. If not, then they may have a referral for you to receive the support you need for little to no cost. 
  3. Contact a Grief Therapist: In some cases, dealing with grief in a group setting just doesn't work. If this is the case, you can always get in touch with a grief therapist in your area who can help you deal with your specific situation in a more individualistic way, since it will be one-on-one support. Some find this to be more helpful in the long term. The local mental health association and other contacts listed above may also have referrals for grief therapists in your area. 
  4. Talk With Your Health Insurance: In some situations, grief counseling can be covered by your health insurance, especially if you have recently suffered an injury or other medical problem that lead to the cause of your grief. You can also receive this kind of coverage if you were the victim of a personal injury that lead to the death of a loved one. This can help you gain access to grief support you can afford. 
  5. Find a Hotline: If you are having trouble leaving the house because you are suffering so badly, you can even find a hotline that has volunteers or mental health professionals on the line to help you with grief support. There are numbers for this that you can also find through your local mental health association or funeral home. 

When you consider these five tips, you can easily find grief support for yourself in your area.