Have you recently lost a close friend or family member? If you have, then you know how hard it can be to pick yourself up and move on with life. There is no need to suffer alone in silence.
Let’s face it, everyone has to deal with the death of a loved one at some point in his or her life.
If you recently lost a person close to you, you may be feeling lonely and abandoned. Right now you need an abundance of human contact- this is normal. Whether that contact is physical or via the Internet is really irrelevant. Yes there are some times when you will want to be alone, but there are other times that you will crave human contact. For these times a bereavement community, bulletin board, or other type of Internet grief discussion might help you.
For a list of bereavement resources in your community that deal with grief and loss, consult a local hospital, family doctor, hospice outreach center, or local mental health agency. For a comprehensive listing, check in your local telephone directory. Under bereavement there should be some helpful places that offer group counseling and other psychological support services.
These places are a wonderful comfort to a person dealing with a recent loss. There is a wealth of knowledge and support just waiting to comfort you on those long, lonely nights.