This document had its origins in our work on how to support those who lost a loved in the pandemic. Because mental health resources are extremely limited, we began to explore online resources to help bereaved people to address their grief. We reviewed hundreds of websites and found a rich array of resources to assist those who lost a loved one to COVID-19 or some other cause. Research has shown that one of the most important resources in dealing with the loss of a loved one is receiving support from others. Yet many people are reluctant to reach out to the bereaved because they don’t know what to say or do. Therefore, we placed a special emphasis on obtaining articles on how to provide effective support.
In this document on supporting the bereaved, we have included what we believe are the best resources on the internet for providing support to those who have lost a loved one. We strongly recommend that you download this document so that you will be able to refer to it in the future.
All of the websites and most of the articles are drawn from the Internet Resource Guide.
In creating the Guide, we searched for online resources that could help bereaved people manage their painful emotions, build resilience, and improve their mental health and well-being. We also included information that would facilitate self-compassion and self-care to empower those who are grieving. We selected the best of these resources and combined them into a comprehensive Guide.