In our Jacksonville law practice we represent parents who have gone through the nightmare of losing a child because of an accident. I recently came across a support group that is doing a great job of helping those parents. It is compassionate friends.org.
The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive.
The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization that offers friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. There is no religious affiliation and there are no membership dues or fees.
The secret of TCF’s success is simple: As seasoned grievers reach out to the newly bereaved, energy that has been directed inward begins to flow outward and both are helped to heal. The compassionate friends have chapters all over Florida including Jacksonville, Flagler and Lake City. I would encourage anyone who has suffered the horrible loss of a child to visit the website and contact your local chapter.