Grief is a healthy emotion for dealing with loss. Everyone deals with grief in different ways and different time frames. There are many ways one can work through their grief: some rely on friends and family, some handle it on their own, others turn to ministers or spiritual leaders, and others turn to grief counseling and educational services.
If you or someone you know is looking for information or someone to talk to, below are several useful sources for all ages:
Bluegrass Care Navigators
Formally Hospice of the Bluegrass provides a broad range of services to individuals and families experiencing grief. Those in need are offered support, education, and counseling as they work to regain a positive focus in the face of emotional upheaval. The facility is a true community center, not only for Hospice families but for anyone in the community who has experienced a loss. Please call (855) 492- 0812.
Compassionate Friends Bluegrass Chapter
Compassionate Friends Bluegrass Chapter is available to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive.
Sesameworkshop "When Families Grieve"
Sesameworkshop "When Families Grieve" helps you discuss the topic of death with children and how to help them cope with grief. For more information please look at their website.
Harmony Farm offers creative counseling for children (ages 2-18) and their families in Scott County and surrounding counties. They provide a wide range of services including grief counseling. (859) 537-9779.
Thin Line Counseling & Consulting, LLC
Thin Line Counseling and Consulting, LLC, provides mental health therapy to those that are hurting from past trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, or PTSD. The agency also specializes in providing therapy to the public safety members that stand the thin line between order and chaos.
University of Kentucky Survivors of Suicide Support Group
University of Kentucky Survivors of Suicide Support Group's mission is to provide a place for those bereaved by suicide to connect with one another and receive support, comfort, and strength for the difficult grief journey. Please contact the facilitators, Susie Nally and Charlie Bissell, at firstname.lastname@example.org before attending your first meeting.
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.
Web Healing, the internet’s first interactive grief website, has served the bereaved on the net since 1995. It offers grief discussion boards where men and women can discuss issues related to grief and healing or browse recommended grief books. The site’s originator, Tom Golden, LCSW, is an internationally known psychotherapist, author, and speaker on the topic of healing from loss.
For more than fifty years, AARP has been serving its members and society and creating positive social change. AARP’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for all as we age, leading positive social change and delivering value to members through information, advocacy and service. Here you’ll find articles, discussions, and helpful information on dealing with end of life care, the challenges faced by caregivers, and how to deal with grief after a loss.
Georgetown Counseling Services
Georgetown Counseling Services is a mental health therapy practice that offers services to children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples in Scott County and surrounding areas. 401 E Washington Street Georgetown, Kentucky 502-642-8046