No matter what you do in your life, there are always trials and tribulations that make life challenging. Whether it's losing a close friend or family member in death, dealing with a disability, or
loneliness during holiday time, we all have to face our challenges. This area includes links for those who are grieving, for those with disabilities and for those who are lonely.
The world is a cruel enough place without some peace of mind. Any time we can help ourselves to a contented life even with all of our challenges, is worth the trouble.
Psalms 29:11-- The Lord will give strength unto his people; the Lord will bless his people with peace.
Keep on the sunny side of life.
Here are the links so far:
www.griefnet.org A web site that offers email grief support groups of all kinds. There even includes a site for children and their parents.
www.rainbows.org : is an international, not-for-profit organization that fosters emotional healing among children grieving a loss from a life-altering crisis.
www.hospicenet.org : For patients and families facing life-threatening illnesses.
http://parentswithoutpartners.org : An excellent site for single parents. The problems are many in bringing up our children alone, contending with the emotional conflicts of divorce, never-married, separation or widowhood.
www.aarp.org/griefprograms : Excellent resource for those who have lost a family member.
www.pomc.com : The National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children, Inc.
www.mend.org : Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death--This is an excellent site for families who have suffered the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant death.
www.nationalshareoffice.com : Another site for families who have suffered the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant death.
www.sidsalliance.org :Website for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
www.suicidology.org :Website dedicated to the understanding and prevention of suicide.
http://www.disability.org.sg/learningdisability/index.asp : This is quite an
extensive website on all kinds of disabilities. Visual, hearing, physical, intellectual, or learning disabilities are all covered with other links to follow.
www.ncd.gov : National Council on Disability
www.disabilityresources.org : Website which gives resources for disabled people
http://www.mentalhealthrecovery.com/resources_lonliness.html : Links and resources for coping with lonliness.
Many times when I am lonley or feeling the world isn't fair, I seek community service for a day and it really helps me feel good about myself. When I searched for good websites to add to this list, there were so many websites for community service specific to certain areas I couldn't list them all. So I would suggest typing community service in a search engine on the internet and find something you can do for your own area.