Support for Dads

While much of the focus on healing after a loss is placed on the mother, dads hurt, too. Often, dads are forgotten or set aside when it comes to providing adequate support resources for grief. Here is an online support group dedicated to specifically supporting dads. If you know of any additional resources that are great for dads, please email me at amosanchors@gmail.com.

Online Resources:

Star Legacy Foundation: Dad’s Grief Discussion Group

Sign up online using the link above.

Meets online via webcam/audio only conferencing the 2nd Monday of each month.

7:15 pm EST

Book:

From Father to Father by: Emily R. Long

This book is a simple book of letters written for you, a grieving loss dad, from other loss dads who are living and surviving after the death of their precious child. In the pages of this book, fathers from around the world share letters of love from their hearts to yours with the hope that, maybe, in the darkest, loneliest hours of grief, you will find a little bit of comfort in the words of another father who has been where you are now. Too often a father’s grief and experience of loss is overshadowed or unacknowledged after the death of their children. This book offers acknowledgement and gives voice to the experience of fathers grieving their children. The fathers speaking through these pages offer support and recognition to let you know that you are not alone. They are here with you.