Saturday, November 01, 2008

Grief support is available

The support of others is essential to healingThe support of others is essential to healing. Many bereaved parents believe that talking to other bereaved parents, whether online or at in-person support groups, is helpful. The following are some support resources.

A Place to Remember
Local website offers support and resources for those who have experienced a miscarriage or loss of a baby. FFI: .

MISS Foundation
Access to resources and support groups as well as an online forum that serves as an online support group. FFI: 1-888-455-6477 or .

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep
This organization provides more than 5,000 volunteer photographers who sensitively photograph a baby that has died. Creating portraits that will allow the family to honor and cherish their child can be important and serve as an heirloom for the future. Oftentimes local hospitals will suggest this to families. FFI: 877-834-5667 or .

Compassionate Friends
This organization now has more than 600 chapters in the U.S. It provides support for families who have lost a child, through support groups, outreach and education. FFI: 877-969-0010 or .

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Center
Offers a peer-support program and support group information. FFI: 612-473-9372, 612-473-8978, 1421 E. Wayzata Blvd., Suite 30, Wayzata, MN 55391.

Share, Pregnancy & Loss Support, Inc.
Offers a free information packet to bereaved families and support groups; referrals. FFI: 1-800-821-6819 or .

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