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If you’re grieving the loss of a child, there are resources and people available to help you through this time. Grief is a process that is unique to each individual. Your feelings are important and valid.

While grieving, some people experience difficulty:

  • Getting out of bed in the morning
  • Returning to work or other routine activities
  • Understanding life’s purpose
  • Expressing their true feelings
  • Remembering things
  • Feeling in control
  • Understanding what happened to their child
  • Finding an outlet for their emotions
  • Managing their physical health or hygiene
  • Supporting other loved ones who have been impacted

Losing a child is a significant life event. While this experience may feel incredibly personal, there are opportunities to heal through support groups, counseling, and other community resources. We invite you to explore these local options for talking about and processing your grief. 

 

Support Groups

  • Compassionate Friends of Charlotte, North Carolina. Monthly meetings at: St. Matthew Catholic Church (room 234) 8015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway Charlotte, NC 28277 https://www.charlottetcf.org/ 
  • Charlotte, NC. KinderMourn provides hope for bereaved parents, grieving children, and teens by offering support and counseling programs, creating awareness of bereavement issues, and empowering the community to effectively assist those who have suffered an unthinkable loss.  
  • Visit shareyourstory.org, the March of Dimes online community where families who have lost a baby can talk to and comfort each other.
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