Peer-led support groups (either in-person or online) are typically led by people who have experienced a loss themselves. These groups are a great way to connect with other people who have been through a similar experience.
*Remember, when a loss is new, it may be difficult to hear details about another person’s experience and pain. Before attending a peer-led support group, make sure you are ready to hear about other’s experiences.*
GRASP | Grief Support After a Substance Passing
Offers various resources and support groups for those grieving the loss of someone due to substance use.
The Dinner Party
A grief resource for young adults who have experienced a loss. Attendees gather for dinner together and talk about their loss.
Grief Share Support Group
This support group offers individuals a way to process a loss with the support of others held in area churches. You can search for meeting locations in specific areas and/or sign up for a daily encouragement email.
Survivors of Suicide
Offers a monthly support group meeting, newsletter, grief counseling resources, recommended reading, and suicide survivor events.
The Compassionate Friends
The Compassionate Friends is a network of families who have lost a child. They offer a support group to parents, grandparents, and siblings who have been affected by such a loss.
The Bereaved Parents of the USA
This group offers connections to other support groups, a newsletter, and other resources for parents who have lost a child.
Moms of Murdered Sons and Daughters
This organization offers a variety of community-based services including support meetings, intervention training, and care packages for those grieving.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
MADD Victim Services helps victims/survivors with the challenges they face after a substance impaired driving crash. Services include: emotional support; advocacy in the criminal and civil justice systems; court accompaniment when available; access to support groups, counselors, and other community resources; connection with other victims/survivors; tributes to honor victims/survivors; and informational brochures. For more information contact the 24-hour help line at 877.623.3435 or madd.org/help