Adult’s Grief

We want to help you find the support you need.

Looking for a support group or grief counselor in your area?  Do you need suggestions for online resources for children, teenagers, adults?  We’ll be glad to help.

Call us at 205-934-4254, or email chaplains@uab.edu and we will help you find the resources you need specifically for your situation.  The options below are simple places to begin.  

A Strategy To Get Through Grief

  1. EXPERIENCING YOUR GRIEF.  Allow yourself to “feel what you are feeling when you feel it.”  Whether you are mad, sad, glad, or afraid, go ahead and name what you are feeling to yourself or others.  If you can find someone who can support and hear what you are feeling without trying to fix it, this often helps.  
  2. WALK AT YOUR OWN PACE.  Walk at your own pace with your grief.  Some persons may try to hurry you up to get through your grief, while others will try to slow you down in how you manage your grief.  You have your own pace, and only you knows what feels right.
  3. TEACH YOUR HELPERS TO HELP YOU.  Teach others how to listen to your grief by saying, “Right now, I just need someone to listen to how how I am feeling without trying to fix it, or judge it.  Can you do that for me?”  When we feel heard and understood what our grief is like, we are taking steps of healing.
  4. REACH OUT TO PERSONS WHO ARE EXPERTS IN GRIEF.  We can help you find a counselor, therapist, pastoral specialist, or others who can guide you through this process.

When a Loved One Dies

RESOURCES

I.  ORGANIZATIONS – BIRMINGHAM, AL

  • Community Grief Support – “To enhance the quality of life for bereaved adults who face the challenge of rebuilding their lives without their loved ones.”  Individual counseling and groups.
  • The Amelia CenterA place of  hope for grieving children, parents, and families.  Individual counseling and groups.
  • GriefShare – A way to find a Support Group in Birmingham.
 
II.  ONLINE RESOURCES
 
GRIEF in General

Death of a Child or Infant

Death of a Parent (for adult children)

Adults Talking to Children About Death

Sudden and Unexpected Death

FOR ADULTS