Local hospices, hospitals, funeral homes, and bereavement support groups offer workshops and hotlines on getting through the holidays, often held from Thanksgiving through New Year’s. Conduct an online search and enter "grief support during the holidays" and you'll be prompted with an array of options. Try the "near me" or access any of the other results. If you come up empty do a search for local hospices and call them directly. There are numerous options for online support groups as well. Enter "online bereavement support groups" and check out the listings to find a group you're comfortable with.
Many people find grief support particularly helpful during the holiday season. It’s comforting to know you’re not alone.
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