Who does your organization serve?
Bereaved Parents of the USA (BP/USA) is a national non-profit self-help group that offers support, understanding, compassion and hope especially to the newly bereaved be they bereaved parents grandparents or siblings struggling to rebuild their lives after the death of their children, grandchildren or siblings.
BP/USA is open to all parents, grandparents and siblings regardless of the age or the circumstances of the death of their children, grandchildren or siblings.
What is their biggest challenge?
The death of a child, sibling, or grandchild – at any age, from any circumstance – is indeed one of the cruelest blows that life has to offer. The journey through this grief is long and difficult. In the early moments, we may find ourselves in an all-consuming pain beyond description. It can be tough to live our everyday lives, challenging to think about anything other than our loss. Even happy memories may bring us pain for a time.
People do not “get over” the death of a child, sibling, or grandchild, nor “snap out of it” as the outside world often thinks we should. This loss is not an illness from which we recover. It is a life-altering change that forces us to build a new life for ourselves and our families, in a world that no longer includes our loved one.
How do you help them?
Bereaved Parents of the USA believes the grieving process can be made a little easier with support. We stand with you to listen to you, share with you, support you, increase your understanding of this grief, and help you as you work through it. We have been where you are today. We are surviving, and we are ready to help you.
Where can we find out more?
What's your favorite music to listen to when you're feeling down?
While board director Matthew Groves in response to the questionnaire indicated a preference for soft and soothing music - their website also lists Griefsong as a resource:
Paul Alexander offers a collection of songs that bring heartfelt acknowledgement, comfort and enriched meaning to the bereaved and those who travel the path with them. His recordings are resource tools being utilized by church groups, funeral homes, hospices, hospitals, bereavement support groups and individuals for personal reflection and inspiration.
Find out more here: http://www.griefsong.com/
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