WHO DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION SERVE?
Grieving Parents Support Network is a platform where bereaved parents can get the support they need.
WHAT IS THEIR BIGGEST CHALLENGE?
Losing a child hurts. In fact, it probably feels like your life is over and that things will never be the same again. We are here to tell you that, though it doesn't feel like it now, there is going to come a time when the pain lessens, when your heart feels lighter and the sun will come out for you again. Everything is temporary. There are others like you and there is beauty to be found along this road of grief. Grief is so much more than pain, it can be an incredible teacher. Remember to breathe and take your time.
Grief is so incredibly personal. You don't get to hand it off to someone else. You have to process it in your own time. While there is no way to stop or shortcut the grieving process, there are ways to make the journey survivable and even beautiful. We want to create a space to reflect where we can all come together, no matter what part of the world you are in, or what stage of grief you are currently at.
HOW DO YOU HELP THEM?
The Grieving Parents Support (GPS) Network offers community support resources, community support projects and information & education on grieving and healing through its social media channels.
Community support resources:
- Grieving Parents: Surviving Loss as a Couple
- May We All Heal: Playbook for Creative Healing After Loss
- the forthcoming book: The First Year after the Loss of my Child written by the GPS community of parents.
- Curated Information:
Community support projects:
- Community events: for example 'May We All Heal', a yearly event held in May to support bereaved parents through the month in which in many countries around the world we celebrate Mother's Day.
- Coordination of writing the forthcoming book 'The First Year after the Loss of my Child' which will be published in 2017.
WHERE CAN WE FIND OUT MORE?
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