Navigating Grief Together: Valuable Resources for Healing

Navigating Grief Together: Valuable Resources for Healing

Dearest Friend,

During this incredibly challenging time of loss and grief, we want you to know that our hearts are with you. Losing a loved one can feel overwhelming and isolating, but we want to reassure you that you are not alone. As your dedicated and compassionate funeral home, Sommerville Funeral Services is here to support you through every step of your grieving process.

Here are some online resources we hope will help you through this season. 

Grief Support Organizations:

  • The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) offers specialized support groups, educational materials, and online resources specifically tailored to individuals grieving the loss of a loved one to suicide. Their compassionate community can provide comfort and understanding during this unique and challenging experience.
  • The Compassionate Friends: This organization offers a safe and empathetic space for families who have lost a child. Their online forums, local chapters, and diverse resources can provide the understanding and support you need on this difficult path.
  • Hospice Foundation of America: Their website offers a wealth of grief support materials, including articles, webinars, and local resources, all aimed at helping you navigate the complexities of grief and find comfort in your own time and way.

Books and Publications:

  • “Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy” by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant: This powerful book explores resilience and the journey to finding joy after loss. Through practical advice and personal stories, it can serve as a guiding light in your healing process.
  • “The Year of Magical Thinking” by Joan Didion: In this intensely intimate memoir, Joan Didion shares her own experiences of grief and loss. Her words offer solace and insight into the complexities of mourning, helping you feel understood and validated.
  • “When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times” by Pema Chödrön: Pema Chödrön’s book draws upon Buddhist teachings to provide compassionate guidance during challenging moments. Her wisdom can gently guide you through the pain and help you find moments of peace amidst the storm.

Online Grief Support Communities:

  • GriefShare ( This online community offers virtual support groups, resources, and helpful tools for those facing grief. It provides a comforting space to connect with others who understand your pain.
  • What’s Your Grief ( A website dedicated to exploring various aspects of grief, What’s Your Grief offers articles, podcasts, and resources that can shed light on your own journey while providing practical coping strategies.
  • Open to Hope ( A compassionate online platform that features articles, videos, and radio programs, Open to Hope provides support and encouragement as you navigate the intricate process of healing.

Therapy and Counseling Services:

  • Psychology Today ( This comprehensive directory allows you to search for grief counselors and therapists in your local area who specialize in bereavement support. Professional guidance can provide valuable insights and aid your healing process.
  • BetterHelp ( and Talkspace ( These online therapy platforms offer convenient and accessible options for connecting with licensed therapists who can provide compassionate grief counseling and support tailored to your needs.

Remember, as your trusted funeral home, Sommerville Funeral Services is here to offer support, comfort, and guidance throughout your grief journey. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need additional resources. We are here to assist you in any way we can.

With all our love,

Sommerville Funeral Services

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