We want so badly to make your experience with Omega Society painless but we know we can’t do that. As much as we want to, we will never bypass the pain of loss and you will never forget the person you love. So our team of counselors and support staff put together a list of resources to help our families grieve, grow, and find their path forward.
We hope you explore what we have put together and find something that works for you. If you have feedback or suggestions of other helpful resources please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will refresh this list as often as possible!
Grief and Support Resources:
OUR HOUSE - A Los Angeles based Grief Support Community established in 1993. OUR HOUSE was founded on the premise that grievers need understanding, support, and connection. If you or someone you care about is grieving, we are here to help. They work to build community, support, and hope.
Open to Hope - Open to Hope is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people find hope after loss. They provide encouraging articles, books, and an online community to help people deal with difficult losses and continue to live happy, meaningful lives while working through grief.
TAPS - Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, Inc. helps families who have lost a military member or veteran. They’ve assisted over 40,000 family members by providing peer-based emotional support for anyone grieving a military death.
OC Grief Support Groups - A curated list of support groups throughout Orange County that fit so many important needs of our families. Your relationship to your loved one means something unique and there are others that you can meet and share with here.
Headspace - A simple meditation app that provides guided meditation. They are still building out their resources for grief and loss but are a great leader in the world of mental health which is so important for long-term happiness after loss. If you like meditation, try them out here.
Death Diner - A podcast created by our own Omega Society team member, Will, discusses the nuances and tough topics surrounding a time of loss. He and Donna, a trained counselor, dive into topics to help those preparing for or dealing with loss in their own lives.
A leading provider of information and inspiration in the areas of illness and dying, loss and grief, healthy caregiving, life transition, and spirituality.
Resources for friends of the family:
If you are someone outside of the immediate family, there are still things you can do to show support and care. Many people outside immediate family don’t know what to do and feel a bit helpless when trying to show their support for the family.
Here are 6 tips to express thoughtful condolences and show you care:
Just reach out and let them know you’re there
Keep conversation simple and supportive
Listen carefully and respectfully
Avoid comparing it to your experience, unless it really is a fitting comparison
Be sensitive with the words you use (avoiding words like “sorry” and “loss”)
Be authentic, you don’t need to put a positive spin on what happened