Compassionate Friends

Compassionate Friends bereaved parent support group website.

by Joe Mudd on December 5, 2009

Grief Support After the Death of a Child

The Compassionate Friends is about transforming the pain of grief into the elixir of hope. It takes people out of the isolation society imposes on the bereaved and lets them express their grief naturally. With the shedding of tears, healing comes. And the newly bereaved get to see people who have survived and are learning to live and love again.”

—Simon Stephens, founder of The Compassionate Friends

Compassionate Friends is one of the largest support groups for bereaved parents and families.

They offer several written resources on their website.

They have resources for siblings and grandparents as well as for the parents of a lost child.

They also have a weekly one hour radio show dealing with different aspects of life after the loss of a child. You can find an archive of past shows on the website that you can download as an mp3 file.

But the biggest feature of Compassionate Friends are the local chapters.

At your local chapter you can meet other people that have traveled this road in life. We are not alone. And only people that have experienced this grief really understand it. Sometime it helps to talk to people that have been there. People that have survived this ordeal. That can offer you hope.

Most chapters meet once a month, but the chapter nearest us meets twice monthly.

If you’ve lost a child Compassionate Friends should be one of the first places you go for help.

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