Experiencing loss

Losing someone we care about can create a major mental health challenge, and many Americans say the loss of a loved one is the most difficult event of their lives. There’s no wrong or right way to grieve, but with proper support, self-care and reflection, most find the acceptance and meaning necessary to move forward.


A grief journal creates a safe place to capture feelings, memories or unanswered questions that can help to cope and heal. This article shares over 20 journaling prompts to help you get started.

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Healing from loss is a process that takes time. Talking with friends, family, a support group or mental health professional can help. But if you’re feeling hopeless, reach out to the resources below as soon as possible.

When contacting a resource below, any information you provide will be collected and used by that resource, subject to its end user terms and conditions and privacy policy. Please contact the applicable resource if you would like more information. 

Resource Type Contact
Crisis Text Line

Have a free, confidential chat with a trained counselor. Available 24/7.

Text Line Text ACTION to 741-741

Call for a free, confidential conversation with a trained counselor. Available 24/7.

Call Line 988
Warmline Directory

A Warmline is a free peer-run hotline that offers callers emotional support, staffed by volunteers with lived experience.

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Trans Lifeline

A free peer support phone service run by trans people for the trans community, that operates from 10am to 5am EST.

Call Line 877-565-8860
The Trevor Project

A safe, judgement free support service for LGBTQ and questioning youth who are struggling or thinking about suicide. Available 24/7.

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ADAA Therapist Search

A tool to help find local mental health services, including teletherapy options.

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Inclusive Therapists

Inclusive Therapists offers a safer, simpler way to find a culturally responsive, social justice-oriented therapist.

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Outside the U.S.? Find a Helpline

Free emotional support, wherever you are.

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