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What are some good online grief support groups?

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Some online support groups for people suffering from grief include The Compassionate Friends, Grieving.com and the MISS Foundation, according to GoodTherapy.org's 2012 list of the top 10 online websites for grief and loss. Alongside online support groups or discussion forums, these websites also provide a range of other useful resources for grieving individuals, including radio series and educational guides.

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The Compassionate Friends is specifically aimed at parents and families who have suffered the loss of a child. Online support groups are provided in the form of live chat sessions, enabling the relatives of a deceased child to connect with others with similar experiences to share their emotions. Relatives must be over the age of 18 to register and use this resource.

Support groups at Grieving.com and the MISS Foundation are forum-based. Like The Compassionate friends, the MISS Foundation caters specifically for people coping with the death of a child, but is open to people of all ages. Grieving.com has a less specific focus, extending to people suffering the loss of a pet as well as relatives and loved ones. The Grieving.com support group has more than 45,000 active members offering support to each other, as of 2015.

Another online support group for grief is the DailyStrength bereavement discussion forum. This website also provides expert answers.

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