Resources for obtaining free bereavement counseling include support groups, seminars, healing workshops, online articles and email support. Some organizations also offer free individual counseling to grieving individuals.
Help Guide.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to the memory of a young woman who committed suicide, provides free mental-health services to anyone who seeks them. These include therapist referrals, book recommendations and extensive online articles.
Pathways is a hospice organization located in Northern California. Pathways provides free bereavement services, one-on-one counseling, support groups, workshops and memorial events. It also sends out a quarterly newsletter and other literature about how to cope with grief. Its Web address is PathwaysHealth.org.
Grief Share.org is an international network of support groups for people who are grieving a family member or friend. A ministry of the Church Initiative, it offers weekly support groups, a six-week self-guided grief seminar and daily emails offering support and encouragement.