WHO DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION SERVE?
Silent Grief Support serves anyone who is currently struggling through the grief of losing a child. While we primarily focus on helping bereaved parents, we also educate those in the counseling or health professions who help bereaved parents.
WHAT IS THEIR BIGGEST CHALLENGE?
When child loss takes place, it's hard to imagine that we will ever experience even a brief moment of joy again. The brokenness we feel inside is indescribable. How does one explain trying to live while inside everything is screaming and reminding us that life as we once knew it is gone? It's like trying to swim against the tide. We work so hard, get out of breath, have no energy left, and have made absolutely no progress. The grief bears down on us, holds us in place, squeezes us, presses us until we feel like we'll never move again. Grief is so hard and exhausting. Every day without our child feels as though the life has been sucked right out of us. Oh, how much we need to rest, but rest doesn't come easy when grieving.
I’m convinced that the pain and grief of child loss never, ever totally goes away. The pain has moments of growing more calm, but just about when you think you have things under control, a trigger appears and the pain arises out of nowhere when you least expect it. This is such a complex, difficult journey. Losing a child changes life in an instant, and we spend the rest of our days trying to adapt to our loss and grasping for any shred of hope we can find.
HOW DO YOU HELP THEM?
Silent Grief Support is not just a blog, it's a place where bereaved parents, grandparents, and siblings can come together to show support, learn and grow, and can be accepted as broken people who want to know how to live again.
It’s my hope that we’ll become like a “family” here, helping one another get through this pain known as child loss. By reading about my personal struggles as well as sharing your own struggles with our community, you will finally get the support you need, and maybe gain some new friends in the process.
WHERE CAN WE FIND OUT MORE?
Music to Grieve toListening to sad music after losing a loved one, being diagnosed with a terminal illness, or finalizing a divorce might seem counterintuitive, but this somber sounding activity has been proven to help.
Nothing can prepare you for grief, nor is there a right or wrong way to deal with it, but sad music is an easily accessible and highly effective tool that can help you begin to heal.Learn How Sad Music Can Help You