What’s Your Grief? Grief Support for the Rest of Us

What’s Your Grief? Grief Support for the Rest of Us

Having recently experienced a major loss in my life, I've spent many hours online searching for comfort, information about the grieving process, ways to communicate my needs to my loved ones without sounding ingrateful, and, for lack of a better term, a place to wallow in my feelings with people who have experienced a similar loss.

One Stop Shop

What's Your Grief? has everything I need in one handy website. It has information available for all facets of the grieving process from resources for those who are grieving, those who want to provide comfort and support, and grief professionals.

The Website is All About Grief

What's Your Grief? is run by mental health professionals who specialize in grief and want to help and educate people. As outlined in the mission statement on the "About Us" page:

Specifically, our mission is to promote grief education, exploration, and expression in both practical and creative ways. We achieve this mission by providing:

  • Resources related to understanding and coping with grief and loss
  • Guidance on how to help a grieving friend or family member
  • Online courses about grief and supporting someone who’s grieving
  • Resources, education, and training for grief counselors, grief volunteers, and other professionals working in fields related to grief and loss.
  • A podcast about grief
  • A supportive community

Below the mission statement are the professional bios/online personas for the team who run What's Your Grief? Not only are they licensed professionals, but they have all experienced loss and are open about it in their descriptions. Additionally, they also talk briefly about hobbies, personal and educational backgrounds, and other information outlining what has driven them to help others. How they all describe themselves makes them seem knowledgeable, trustworthy, and relatable.

Something for Everyone

The site is super easy to navigate and is well laid out. And, as shown in the screenshot above, the information is broken down by the target groups: those who are grieving, those who are supporting the grieving, and grief professionals.

From online courses to all manner of articles and resources, there is a lot of information to choose from based on your needs. There are also online communities you can join for a monthly fee.

Yes - they have a book for sale and other marketable items to educate and comfort those who are seeking it - but I never got the feeling they were TRYING to sell me anything.

It's clear the site is run by people who are familiar with grief and who are compassionate to those who are in mourning or those who are trying to understand what their grieving loved one might be going through. It really is a treasure trove of grief information.

The Nuts and Bolts

Another reason I love this website is because it is so user-friendly. The menus and headers are easy to navigate. The fonts are easy to read. The layout, visual images, and colors used are comforting, which I imagine as mental health professionals, was a conscientious design choice. At a glance, everything seems accessible and ADA-compliant.

The site has been a valuable resource for me, and I believe many others could benefit from it as well.

Valerie Emerick

Valerie Emerick

Valerie currently works in Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement at Augusta University as a philanthropy writer. Her fifteen-year career includes technical, grant, news, and feature writing.
Augusta, Georgia