BEREAVEMENT CHAT ROOM - Arkansas PEER SUPPORT
Health & Help Chat is offering this Bereavement and Grief Chat Room, these bereavement and grief forums and this bereavement and grief social network specifically for bereavement and grief peer support. Experiencing a loss can make you angry, depressed, and utterly miserable. Hopefully, you will have people who care around you to hold your hand and cry with after the loss happens. However, this constant support from family and friends can only last so long. Eventually, these loved ones have to go back to their daily lives, and you are left to deal with this grief seemingly on your own. This can make you feel that you are all alone coping with a loss so big that it feels as if the world is closing in around you. Although the aide of grief counseling and other services are extremely important in the healing process, Health & Help Chat also believes that the caring and supportive ears of others who truly understand your feelings of loss is sometimes the best treatment out there.
Losing someone you love and care for can feel devastating. The pain doesn't go away, but you learn to carry it better through time. Reminders of them can trigger memories and feelings, rushing into your thoughts. It's important to be mindful of pitfalls, but you will have good days again. Just realize that you might fall back into the hole of grief over seemingly mundane objects or situations. Each time that happens, you will learn to climb out of that hole a bit better than before. It is important to do so, as though your loved ones may not be able to speak, they live with you in your memories. You know who they are and what they would do. How they would react and what they would say. They are never really gone unless forgotten, and your heart will never forget; though it will make room for more. People here can relate with the feelings and thoughts racing through your mind, and the trauma it causes. You are not alone, as we are all in this together.
Losses such as the death of a loved one, miscarriage, still birth, losing a job, divorce, or even relocation can cause symptoms of grief. Furthermore, "There is no set length for the grieving period; in intense cases grief can last for several years or more."1. Perhaps you have been grieving the death of a close loved one, such as a spouse or child, and this dark and lonely feeling inside of you has been festering for years with little improvement. There may be loved ones around you who, try as they might, cannot possibly comprehend what you are going through or why moving on with your life is so difficult for you. Here at Health & Help Chat, we truly understand that everyone grieves at their own pace; no matter how long it has been since your loss, you need a supportive environment of empathy to make it through. This is the philosophy of Health & Help Chat, and why we have created this bereavement and grief peer support network.
Studies show that social interaction can help you prioritize your grief, and may help you heal faster. For example, "Stay active and social - While withdrawing from activities and relationships may seem the natural course of action for someone experiencing grief, staying engaged can actually provide an important source of distraction, allowing the bereaved to focus on something other than their loss."1 Whether you are or are not ready to be social in the world outside again, perhaps the anonymity of the internet, and sharing your feelings of loss with others who can truly identify with you will help you get through your grief and start living your life to the fullest again.
Health & Help Chat has dedicated this page to encouraging you to meet, greet, share and support with others. It offers you, not only a 24-hour Bereavement and Grief peer support Chat Room, but bereavement and grief peer support forums and a bereavement and grief peer support social network to keep in touch with new friends made. We hope you consider joining this bereavement and grief online support network. By taking the first step to help yourself by searching for assistance online, then furthering your exploration by finding this bereavement and grief support network shows that you are ready to feel better - the bereavement and grief portion of this web site might be just what you need to begin doing so.