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Grief & Loss

The Compassionate Friends - Loss of a Child

A support group for bereaved parents.

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The Compassionate Friends - Loss of an Only Child/All of Your Children

A support group for bereaved parents and grandparents who have experienced the loss of one or all of their children.

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The Compassionate Friends - Loss of a Child with Special Needs

A support group for those who have experienced the loss of a child, grandchild, or sibling with special needs.

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The Compassionate Friends - Loss of a Grandchild

A support group for bereaved grandparents.

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The Compassionate Friends - Loss of a Stepchild

A support group for bereaved stepparents.

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Being There: What to Say and Do in the Aftermath of Loss – Option B

This guide provides specific ways to help a grieving friend based on insights from members of The Dinner Party, a community focused on life after loss.

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Why Accepting your LGBTQ Child Matters—And How to Start

Learn how family acceptance can affect the health and happiness of an LGBTQ child—and how we can learn to be more accepting.

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The Compassionate Friends - Loss to Cancer

A support group for those who have experienced the loss of a child, grandchild, or sibling to cancer.

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Wendt Center for Loss and Healing

The Wendt Center for Loss and Healing helps people who have experienced trauma rebuild a sense of safety and hope.

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The Compassionate Friends - Loss to Suicide

A support group for those who have experienced the loss of a child, grandchild, or sibling to suicide.

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The Compassionate Friends - Infant and Toddler Loss

A support group for bereaved parents, grandparents, and siblings who have experienced the loss of an infant or toddler.

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The Compassionate Friends - Loss to Miscarriage or Stillbirth

A support group for those who have experienced the loss of a child, grandchild, or sibling to miscarriage or stillbirth.

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The Compassionate Friends - Loss to Homicide

A support group for those who have experienced the loss of a child, grandchild, or sibling to homicide.

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Wendt Center for Loss and Healing

The Wendt Center for Loss and Healing helps people who are experiencing grief rebuild a sense of hope.

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The Compassionate Friends - Loss to a Drunk/Impaired Driver

A support group for those who have experienced the loss of a child, grandchild, or sibling to a drunk or impaired driver.

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The Compassionate Friends - Loss to Mental Illness

A support group for those who have experienced the loss of a child, grandchild, or sibling to mental illness.

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Coping With Loss and Finding Meaning with Chris Davis – Option B

A psychology professor has made it his goal to understand how people respond to illness and death. He shares ways that we can help ourselves, our friends, and our families grieve.

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The Compassionate Friends - Loss to Long-Term Illness

A support group for those who have experienced the loss of a child, grandchild, or sibling to long-term illness.

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The Compassionate Friends - Loss to Substance Related Causes

A support group for those who have experienced the loss of a child, grandchild, or sibling to substance abuse.

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The Compassionate Friends - Sibling Loss to Substance Related Causes

A support group for those who have experienced the loss of a sibling to substance abuse.

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The Compassionate Friends Chapter Directory

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Groups where bereaved parents, grandparents, and siblings can provide one another with emotional support after the loss of a child.

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How to Find Meaning After Loss or Trauma with Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant VIDEO – Option B

After loss or trauma, we all hope to bounce back. Some of us manage to bounce forward. Learn how helping others gives our suffering meaning, allowing us to grow from the most difficult experiences of our lives.

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Taking Back Joy After Loss or Trauma with Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant VIDEO – Option B

The guilt we feel after loss or trauma can prevent us from enjoying the things we love. But when we give ourselves permission to do what we love, we allow ourselves to reclaim joy in our lives.

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Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors - Loss Due to Illness Peer Support Group

Group for those who have experienced the death of a loved one serving in the Armed Forces due to illness.

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Health, Illness & Injury

Attitude of Gratitude with Chronic Pain

A group for those living with chronic pain who strive to live life to the fullest.

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Declare your holiday bill of rights

A seven-step guide to approaching the holidays on your own terms, starting with accepting your feelings.

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Talking about grief, loss, and hardship with Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant VIDEO – OptionB.Org

Staying silent can make your loved ones feel even more isolated after grief, loss, or hardship. Talking about the elephant in the room is one way to acknowledge your friend's suffering and speak with empathy and honesty.

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Jason B. Rosenthal on the Journey Through Loss and Grief VIDEO – Option B

Jason B. Rosenthal, the husband from the viral New York Times article “You May Want to Marry My Husband,” offers candid insights and wisdom for anyone experiencing life-changing grief.

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Incarceration

Overcoming the Effects of Incarceration

Incarceration can be traumatic and stigmatizing, both for those who serve time and for their families. Here you can connect with other people who understand what you're going through.

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The Compassionate Friends - Sounds of the Siblings

A support group for bereaved siblings.

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The Surprising Science of Happiness VIDEO – Option B

Dan Gilbert, author of “Stumbling on Happiness” and social psychologist challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want. Gilbert describes how our “psychological immune system” can help us find happiness—synthetic or natural—when things don’t go as planned.

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The Importance of Resilience with Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant VIDEO – Option B

Resilience is the strength and speed of our response to adversity. It’s a skillset we develop over the course of our lives, and there are concrete steps we can take to build resilience long before we face any kind of difficulty.

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Share the gift of empathy with your kids

There’s something about the holiday season that brings out the spirit of generosity. In addition to making things a bit brighter for others—and helping us feel good in turn—this season of doing good gives us a way to teach children a lesson in caring for others.

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Health, Illness & Injury

“I finally feel in control of my mental health”

By Charise Jewell
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The Power of Believing that You Can Improve VIDEO – Option B

Developmental psychologist Carol Dweck explains how kids who embrace effort and difficulty learn to take on challenges. They use a growth mindset—the idea that we can grow our brain’s capacity to learn and to solve problems. Learn about this influential field of psychology, and the power of believing that you can improve.

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Joan Barnes on the Importance of Vulnerability in Her Recovery from Bulimia VIDEO – Option B

Gymboree founder Joan Barnes, who struggled with bulimia and an exercise addiction, shares how her recovery led to a more fulfilling career and life.

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Help your loved ones make the most of their holidays

Tips for helping friends and family participate in the holidays in a way that works for them.

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Health, Illness & Injury

“I often thank God for giving me the gift of caring for Leo.”

By Caitlin Piccirillo
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Supporting your mental health & the emotional well-being of loved ones

If you’re struggling with mental health challenges like depression, loneliness, or anxiety—or you know someone who is—find resources to help you cope from Option B, because we all deserve to treat our mental health with the same care and compassion we do our physical health.

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The Importance of Compassion in Creating a Just Society VIDEO – Option B

Human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson emphasizes the importance of humanity and compassion in creating a just society.

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