The healing process does not have to be a lonely journey. There are several ways to get the emotional support that you and your partner need, and the Foundation also can assist you during your grieving and healing process.
Your clergy, grief counselor or your child's doctor can suggest a support group that is right for you. Sharing with others who have experienced a similar loss can be comforting and reassuring. Knowing what helped them and seeing that they have recovered may give you hope and strength for the future.
Faith Based Groups
Your spiritual and religious beliefs may offer some consolation. Schedule a meeting with your spiritual leader to talk about how you are feeling and what is troubling you. Ask for their support in renewing your faith and helping you come to terms with your child's death.
If you find yourself in constant distress or severely depressed, sessions with a grief counselor are recommended. A trained professional can help you cope with your feelings and give you the needed encouragement. You can ask your doctor or healthcare provider for a referral.
Some may find self-help books and articles written about grief helpful in providing new direction in life. For information about support services that CCF offers, please visit our Family Support Services page.