Whether you have lost a child, a loved one, or are going through your own struggles with physical and mental health, you might find yourself suffering alone or in silence. This often leads to increased rates of depression and the inability to understand how to cope, which is why grief counseling is offered in so many areas. Here are four different ways you can find the grief counseling that you need in your particular situation:

  1. Get a Referral List: You can receive a referral list for many different grief support groups in your area through the help of a mental health association in your area. Simply call the number and ask to be sent the referral through email, or they may even be able to direct you to a list online. You can also call a suicide hotline number to get a referral list for your area as well. Bear in mind that you do not need to be suicidal to do this, since these hotlines provide grief support for everyone, not just those contemplating suicide. If you are dealing with a loved one's death, you can even get a referral list from the funeral home you are using for more direct support for the loss of a loved one. To learn more about that, talk to a funeral home near you, like Brown Funeral Home.
  2. Go Through a Hospital or Hospice: If you've had a loved one who recently passed, you can get grief support through a hospital or hospice in which your loved one was under care, for little to no cost. Talk with the administrator for the hospital or hospice center to see if this is something that they are able to help you with. Keep in mind that it's usually no cost or little cost for only up to a year after the death. 
  3. Through Your Church: If you attend a church, they may have low-cost or no-cost group grief support meetings on a weekly basis. Talk with your church to see if this is an option for you. This may be an ideal option to meet with those who share the same faith as you and to get more faith-based support that you might be looking for. 
  4. Online Support: There are plenty of counselors you can see on an online setting. This is ideal for anyone who would prefer to get grief support with the help of one-on-one face time with a counselor, but may lead a busy life where they are unable to meet during the day. Online support is a great way to get the support you need on your own time. 

If you find that any of these options are not working for you, you might consider turning to a group online that can help direct you more towards the kind of support you are looking for.