Bereaved Parents Support Group
Experience has shown that another person who has lost a child can be an invaluable source of support and understanding. This self-help support group meets weekly and is facilitated by volunteer parents who have lost a child and can offer solace and comfort to more newly bereaved parents. This is not a therapy group, rather a group of parents-helping-parents.
After the death of a child, parents often feel that adjustment is an impossible task. They may experience a variety of problems, physical ailments and more. Initially, there is shock and disbelief. This is usually followed by intense feelings of loss, despair, guilt, hostility, panic, apathy, anger, depression, and loneliness.
Eventually, later in the grief process, adjustments can occur. Parents can remember their child with a new normal and less pain. They can find pleasure and satisfaction in living again.
Support for you:
To find comfort, support, and understanding.
To cope with depression.
To reduce the isolation one feels from the rest of the world.
To learn how to deal with well-meaning friends.
To identify the stages of grief and to cope with them as they occur.
To learn how others have handled occasions such as birthdays, holidays, etc.
To share feelings with others who have had similar experiences.
Click below to read an excerpt from the February 2012 issue of:
The Bereaved Parent Support Group Newsletter
For more info contact
(714) 960-1819 or (714) 979-3232