Grief, Loss, and Bereavement Support Groups

Each of us mourns the death of a loved one differently. While some people attempt to cope with their grief by themselves and do not want or need outside assistance, many others seek and find comfort in sharing the pain, anger, depression. and other emotions they feel following a loss.

This article provides a list of grief and bereavement support groups and organizations that offer nationwide grief support and recovery services, information, and other resources to help the bereaved.

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About This List

The following groups and organizations offer nationwide grief, loss and bereavement support and recovery services, information and other resources.

Because many of these groups specialize in the grief associated with a particular type of circumstance, this list is arranged alphabetically by the type of loss. (The "General Loss" category offers listings that you might find helpful regardless of the cause of death.)

Moreover, this list is not comprehensive. The groups and organizations shown below appear here because they offer assistance regardless of where you live. Therefore, you should also search for grief, loss and bereavement support and recovery groups in your community.

These meetings are often held in churches, community centers, hospitals and healthcare clinics, funeral homes, school gymnasiums, and other gathering spaces. If you cannot locate information about a grief support and recovery group in your community online, then you should contact a local funeral home for suggestions.

Finally, every listing/URL below is accurate as of the date at the end of this list but, unfortunately, Internet links can change.

Grief, Loss & Bereavement Support Groups

Addiction loss:

Aircraft/aviation loss:

Child/grandchild loss:

Firefighter loss:

General loss:

Law-enforcement loss:

LGBT loss:

Many LGBT bereavement support groups operate locally, and you should search for one in your area.

Military/armed services loss:

Miscarriage/pregnancy/SIDS/stillbirth loss:

Murder loss:

Parent loss:

Pet loss:

Sibling loss:

Spouse/partner loss:

Suicide loss:

List History

12/6/2020: All links verified

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