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Welcome to PeerGalaxy Calendar featuring over 99,000+ monthly offerings of FREE telephone- and online-accessible peer support, recovery support + wellness activities!

Over 30+ warmlines plus webinars, workshops, job postings, special events, consumer input opportunities and more.

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How Events are Sorted:

First, at the top of the list: SAMHSA Disaster Helpline and similar links.

Next in the list: Bundled “All Day” Events for organizations with events happening at multiple times throughout the day and/or in many formats or locations; these are bundled into a single listing to prevent endless scrolling.  Usually these offer a lookup by zip code or other criteria. 

Lastly, Time-Specific Events listed by start time from 12:01am early morning to 11:59pm late night.  Warmlines and places east of Oregon’s time zone tend to start earlier (e.g. 4am in Oregon is 7am in New York).

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01 – Helpline – NCPG – National Council on Problem Gaming – National Problem Gaming Chatline @ ncpgambling.org/chat – 24/7 @ Online Via Chat
Feb 20 all-day
01 - Helpline - NCPG - National Council on Problem Gaming - National Problem Gaming Chatline @ ncpgambling.org/chat - 24/7 @ Online Via Chat

 

National Problem Gambling Helpline

Chatline

www.ncpgambling.org/chat

Click the link below to chat with a helpline specialist.

Free, confidential and available 24/7. Works in all 50 states.

Online. Click here to enter.

Below are state helpline text/chat numbers. Hyperlinked items with take you directly to their contact page:

Arizona: Text NEXTSTEP to 53342

California: Text SUPPORT to 53342

Connecticut: Text CTGAMB to 53342

Illinois:  Text ILGAMB to 53342

Indiana: Text INGAMBÂto 53342

Minnesota: Text HOPE to 53342

Mississippi: Text to MSGAMB 53342

North Carolina:  Text MORETHANAGAMENC 53342

If you would like to call the National Problem Gambling Helpline, dial 1-800-522-4700

If you would like to text the helpline, text 1-800-522-4700.

NCPG also supports GamTalk, a 24/7 moderated online peer support forum, www.gamtalk.org.

 

AAC – American Addiction Centers – AAC Virtual Support Meetings – 24/7 @ Online Via Facebook Live
Feb 20 all-day
AAC - American Addiction Centers - AAC Virtual Support Meetings - 24/7 @ Online Via Facebook Live

 

AAC Virtual Support Meetings

This group is owned and operated by American Addiction Centers (AAC). Amid the current pandemic, AAC is here to support you. During these times of uncertainty, you can be certain that we care about your recovery journey. We understand that attending in-person support group meetings over the coming weeks will be difficult, which is why we will be facilitating online Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings. We have dedicated this group to sharing information related to these support group meetings.
To Join, Use The Link Below
Guidelines
These virtual 12-step meetings are intended to offer a safe place for individuals in recovery to find support during this time of uncertainty. We recognize the heightened sensitivity of attending an online meeting, and we kindly ask for your help in creating and maintaining an environment of peace, support, and confidentiality. Please respect the privacy and anonymity of all those who attend these meetings.
The facilitators of these meetings will protect your identity by hiding the meeting list, so that it is not visible to attendees. We ask for your support in this by not sharing anything discussed within the meeting, including individuals’ names and stories. We are grateful to have the opportunity to support you in your recovery and appreciate your commitment to these.

Group rules from the admins

Respect Everyone’s Privacy
Being part of this group requires mutual trust. Authentic, expressive discussions make groups great, but may also be sensitive and private. What’s shared in the group should stay in the group.
Be kind and Courteous
We’re all in this together to create a welcoming environment. Let’s treat everyone with respect. Healthy debates are natural, but kindness is required.
No Hate Speech or Bullying
Make sure everyone feels safe. Bullying of any kind isn’t allowed, and degrading comments about things like race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender, or identity will not be tolerated.
No Promotions or Spam
Give more than you take to this group. Self-promotion, spam and irrelevant links aren’t allowed.
ARSP – Addiction and Recovery Support Group – Online Via Facebook – 24/7 @ Online Via Facebook Live
Feb 20 all-day
ARSP - Addiction and Recovery Support Group - Online Via Facebook - 24/7 @ Online Via Facebook Live

 

Addiction & Recovery Support Group

We are glad you have found us, and we hope we can be a part of your recovery journey!
Our group is a support community for all those who have been affected by any kind of addiction (not limited to drugs/alcohol). We welcome those who struggle themselves as well as those who have family, friends, or partners that face addiction.
Follow This Link to Join
Addiction does not discriminate, and neither do we! We are a safe space for anyone 16+ regardless of gender, sex, religion, race, ethnicity or disability. We are a part of a network of groups called Misfit Mamas Page. Follow our main Facebook page for posts, memes, and updates.
Link below! You can also reach us on our website. We are also apart of a network called The Glowing Haze Network! We would love for you to come and look at our other groups we offer!

 

GROUP RULES

Privacy is a MUST!
What is shared within this group must remain in this group! Mutual respect goes a long way to make this a safe environment.
If you go real life you will be immediately blocked. You must have consent to message and/or friend request another member.
Absolutely no photos of substances/paraphernalia
This group does not allow sharing any photos of any type of drug or paraphernalia, as it is extremely triggering for many addicts.
We do not allow “glory stories”
We are not here to glorify any type of substance use! These stories often trigger others and can even lead us back to relapse.
If posting about another individual, be mindful
We ask that if posting about a family member, friend, partner, etc that you do not include their name, age, location or photos. For added privacy protection we encourage you to post anonymously, but it’s not required!
No Sales, fundraisers, lives, promotions, or spam
Give more than you take from our community! For safety reasons, we are not allowing fundraisers or sales at this time. We do not allow any lives or promotional content.
Be kind, respectful and on topic
This is a support group first and foremost! We do not tolerate bullying, name-calling, arguing or being rude. We ask you remain helpful to the OPs post!
We may ask for a TW on certain topics
We may ask you to edit with a trigger warning (TW) on posts that discuss sexual assault, abuse, abortion, miscarriage & overdose. We may ask for any post that we see fit that is outside of these topics. Please add a TW to the top of the post and resubmit!
Never belittle someone’s experience!
We are all equal here regardless of time in recovery, addiction type, years of use or age. Everyone’s experience is valid and we never want to make members feel as if what they experienced was less than!
AS – After Silence – Online support group, message board, and chat room for rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse survivors @ apply for details
Feb 20 all-day
FCA – Family Caregiver Alliance – Caregiver Support Group – 24/7 @ Email Group
Feb 20 all-day
FCA - Family Caregiver Alliance - Caregiver Support Group - 24/7 @ Email Group

 

Family Caregiver Alliance
Email Support Group 24/7

This group is in e-mail format. Participants send and receive e-mail to take part in discussions. You can receive your posts all together, in one delivery each day, or you can receive them one-by-one, as they are sent.

The choice is yours. It’s fun, easy, and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To join, complete the form below and click the submit button.

Subscribe to Caregiver-Online

You can subscribe to Caregiver-online by following this link and completing the form.  After completing the Subscription form you will email requesting confirmation, to prevent others from gratuitously subscribing you. This is a hidden list, which means that the list of members is available only to the list administrator.

To subscribe, Use this Link and complete the subscription form online:

http://lists.caregiver.org/mailman/listinfo/caregiver-online_lists.caregiver.org

 

Using Caregiver-online

To post a message to all the list members, send email to caregiver-online@lists.caregiver.org. Be sure to subscribe first!

MHA – Mental Health America – Inspire Support Groups and Discussion Community – 24/7 @ Online via Inspire plus Apps
Feb 20 all-day

INSPIRE online community forum

About this Online Tool

Our Inspire communities provide a place for people with similar interests to support and encourage each other 24/7 online. Inspire is the largest provider of health-specific communities. MHA (Mental Health America) staff moderate the online support groups and communities.

Link to INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/

 

Link to Mental Health America groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/mental-health-america/

 

Browse All Groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/

Apps are available to download as well.

 

About Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

https://screening.mhanational.org/content/mental-health-america-inspire

 

MSC – My Sisters Circle – Women’s Mental Health Support Group 24/7 @ Online via facebook group
Feb 20 all-day
MSC - My Sisters Circle - Women's Mental Health Support Group 24/7 @ Online via facebook group

 

 

 

My Sister’s Circle – Women’s Mental Health Support Group

A positive support group for women with mental health and/or substance use issues. We are coming together to share our lives, positivity, and experiences to feel less alone during our own personal journey. This will be a creative group that is open to many facets of expression!

To Join The Group and Attend Use the link below

https://www.facebook.com/groups/215292063128837

Be Kind and Courteous

We’re all in this together to create a welcoming environment. Let’s treat everyone with respect. Healthy debates are natural, but kindness is required.
Respect Everyones’s Privacy
Being part of this group requires mutual trust. Authentic, expressive discussions make groups great, but may also be sensitive and private. What’s shared in the group should stay in the group.
No Hate Speech or Bullying
Make sure everyone feels safe. Bullying of any kind isn’t allowed, and degrading comments about things like race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender or identity will not be tolerated.
No Promotions, Solicitations, or Spamming
Give more than you take to this group. Self-promotion, spam and irrelevant links aren’t allowed. The exchange of money between members is prohibited.
No Promotion of Domestic Violence or child Abuse
Do not post anything that condones domestic violence or child abuse. We encourage anyone who is or has a child that is being abused to seek help immediately.
No Reporting!
If you report a post, I found out it flags Facebook and the group can get deleted for violations. So, please either message an ADMIN/MOD or comment “admin” in the post. Thanks!
No Religious Posting
Please do not share religious postings in this group. We have many different backgrounds, from all around the world, and we want to make this group inclusive to all.

 

TPLSP – The Pet Loss Support Page – Virtual Pet Loss Support Groups and Resource Listings @ Goto Meeting
Feb 20 all-day
TPLSP - The Pet Loss Support Page - Virtual Pet Loss Support Groups and Resource Listings @ Goto Meeting

 

 

Virtual Pet Loss Support Groups

These listings are provided for information only; they are not recommendations or endorsements.
Due to the COVID pandemic, many pet loss support groups have switched to virtual meetings via Zoom, Google, etc. This has made it possible for many groups to open their meetings to grieving pet owners anywhere in the world. Below, we list a number of support groups in the US that now offer their virtual meetings to anyone, anywhere.

While this list is organized by state for convenience, again, keep in mind that you do not need to be a resident of that state to attend. However, do keep in mind that different states involve different time zones; be sure to check not only the time but the zone of the meeting you wish to attend.


AZ: Hospice of the Valley’s Pet Loss Support Group meets on the first Saturday of every month from 9-11 a.m. Groups are virtual and open to anyone, anywhere, grieving the loss of a beloved companion animal. Please call 602-636-5390 for information and to obtain the link. info@hov.org, https://hov.org/our-care/grief-support/grief-support-groups/

CA: The Berkeley Humane Pet Loss Support Group now meets VIRTUALLY on the SECOND WEDNESDAY of each month, 7-8:30 pm. Send an email to Jill Goodfriend expressing an interest in attending the group. Jill will acknowledge your message and send you the Zoom link by 5 pm on the day of the meeting. Confidentiality requested for all shares. There is no fee; however, donations to the Berkeley Humane are most appreciated (2700 Ninth St, Berkeley, CA 94710). For questions, or to set up a complimentary consultation, contact Jill Goodfriend, RN, LCSW, at Jill.goodfriend@gmail.com. or (510) 393-1359. hhttps://berkeleyhumane.org/community-resources/, http://jillgoodfriend.com/Jill_Goodfriend/Home.html.

CA: Cindy Buck, Hayward, CA 94541, (650) 302-6012, https://www.facebook.com/BelieveAnimalReiki. We meet virtually on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 7 – 8pm PT. Please email cindydbuck@sbcglobal.net for the call-in information.

CA: Peninsula Humane Society Pet Loss Support Group, 1450 Rollins Road, Burlingame CA. Led by a professional counselor, our group meets virtually the second Thursday of each month, from 8-9:30 pm. Free. For more information, please contact Brian Probst at 650/340-7022, ext. 328, bprobst@phs-spca.org, https://phs-spca.org/grief/.

CO: Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado (AATPC) – Virtual Pet Loss Support Group, Fridays 12-1 MST. Free and virtual via Zoom. Open enrollment, join any time! Registration required on AATPC’s website. Open to anyone looking for support around the loss of an animal companion OR the anticipation of loss of an animal companion. All animal types welcome. Open to anyone in the world! Facilitated by Erin Peterson, licensed professional therapist. https://www.animalassistedtherapyprograms.org/animal-assisted-therapy-programs/therapy-groups/54-therapy-programs/380-virtual-pet-loss-support-group.

CO: Guardian Pet Aquamation. This is a call-in group and meets the second Thursday of every month from 6:30-8pm MST. Please call 1-425-436-6350. When prompted enter access code 880072. Facilitator: Leigh Ann Gerk, MA, LPC, (970) 966-4585, leighann@mourningtolightpetloss.com, https://vetmedbiosci.colostate.edu/argus/pet-loss-support/

CO: “When You Lose a Pet” Pet Loss Support Group, The Human-Animal Bond Trust, 191 Yuma Street, Denver, CO 80223, (303) 539-7646, info@humananimalbondtrust.org, http://www.humananimalbondtrust.org/pet-loss-support-group.html. Meets via Zoom every Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. MST.

FL: Marty Tousley, RN, MS, FT, Grief Healing, Sarasota, FL, https://www.griefhealingblog.com/p/as-both-bereaved-parent-and-bereaved.html, https://www.griefhealingdiscussiongroups.com/forum/11-loss-of-a-pet/. Online support/discussion group available 24/7.

IL: Virtual Meeting sponsored by Gateway. We meet at 6:30 pm the third Monday of each month; free of charge to attendees. Facilitator: Joy Davy, MS, LCPC. For information, email joydavy723@gmail.com.

IL: Rev. Russell Elleven, DMin. This FREE pet loss support group meets the first Wednesday of every month at 8:00 pm (Eastern) via Zoom. Please visit the website and contact Russell for Zoom Link and Passcode.Rev. Russell Elleven, DMin is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister who celebrates all faith traditions and those with no faith tradition at all. Everyone who is suffering from the loss of an animal companion is welcomed and offered nonjudgmental support through the FREE group or one-on-one (fee based) meetings. You need not suffer this loss alone. http://www.AnimalChaplain.net.

MA: Darin Humane Society, 171 Union Street, Springfield, MA, (413) 781-4000, Kenddv@gmail.com. This group, led by Ken Dolan-DelVecchio, LMFT, LCSW is sponsored by Dakin Humane Society. It is held once a month. It is a Zoom group open to anyone in the country or world and starts at 6PM EST running for one and one-half hours. The days can change so please go to https://www.dakinhumane.org/petloss.html to RSVP.

MA: Humane Hearts, West Newbury, MA 01985, 978.572.0698, marla@humanehearts.com, http://humanehearts.com. Individual, Family, and Group Support available for those who have experienced the loss of a pet or those who are anticipating a loss. See website for details as to where and when we meet. Sessions led by life-long animal advocate and humane educator Marla Andrews, M.Ed., Humane Education and Animal Welfare, Certified Grief Support Specialist, and Pet Chaplain.

MI: Micky Golden Moore, Ph.D., MSHP, Beyond The Paw Print Pet Loss Support Group. Meets the 2nd Monday of every month. For more information about these VIRTUAL meetings and how to join, please email info@beyondthepawprint.com, or leave a message at 248.701.2345. Visit the Beyond the Paw Print website to learn more about Dr. Golden Moore, the meetings, the BTPP Facebook group, and much more, at https://beyondthepawprint.com/.

NJ: Sandra Grossman, Ph.D., PetLoss Partners. The loss of a beloved pet is so very difficult. It’s important to know you don’t have to go through this alone. Get the support you deserve surrounded by those who understand and are on the path towards recovery. Virtual groups are held twice a week, are available to anyone anywhere, and are RSVP only. The fee for virtual groups is $15. Call or email to RSVP. We are here to support you. 818-421-1516, sandi@petlosspartners.org, https://petlosspartners.org/pet-loss-services/

OH: GAP (Grief About Pets) now offers two FREE pet loss groups. One is sponsored by Eternal Paws in Norton, Ohio, and offered on-site there on the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. The other is sponsored by Faithful Companion and offered on the fourth Wed. of every month online using Google Meet at 6:30 p.m. If we have over ten pet parents register, we can offer another at 4:30 p.m. Brenda Brown, MA, Ft, is the facilitator of all the groups. Register by emailing brenda@griefaboutpets.com or calling 330-415-8879. https://griefaboutpets.com.

OH: Dorothy Hall, MS, RN, Pet Loss Support Group, Columbus, OH 43229, (614) 895-3416, djhall2451@att.net. Meetings held on Zoom; contact Dorothy for details.

OR: Debrah Lee, LCSW, DoveLewis Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital, 1945 NW Petty Grove, Portland, OR 97209, (503) 228-7281, petloss@dovelewis.org. Virtual and in-person meetings are offered; see website for schedule and to register to attend. https://www.dovelewis.org/pet-owners/pet-loss-support.

TX: PAWs Shelter of Central Texas, 2965 Farm to Market 165, Dripping Springs, TX 78620, jyl@pawsshelter.org, https://heartoftexaspetlossandgriefsupport.com/. Group meets virtually on the Second Sunday of each month via Zoom, and is free of charge. Go through the website to contact facilitator for details, readings and the Zoom link. Group is for people ready to work in the group format, and is not appropriate for those needing individual counseling.

VA: FetchACure.org – Meets via Zoom on the first Tuesday of the month from 5:30-6:30 pm. Meetings are led by Dr. Leslie Greenberg, an experienced psychologist and member of the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement. Families are invited to attend our group sessions to help work through the pain of losing a pet. All family members, including children, are invited to attend this complementary Pet Loss Support Group. Please RSVP here or by emailing amanda@fetchacure.org, https://fetchacure.org/resource-library/pet-loss-support-group/

VA: Holli Shan, Compassionate Animal Communication, LLC, (703) 447-5374, holli@compassionspeaks.com, https://compassionspeaks.com. We are now offering a virtual online pet loss grief support group. This group will meet on the last Wednesday of each month from 6:00PM to 7:00 PM Eastern Time. This is a good opportunity for people who are grieving and are not quite ready for a private session or program. While there is no set fee to attend, this group is “pay what you will” (suggested amount is $15). Register at https://info.compassionspeaks.com/register.

WA: Pet Loss Support Group, Seattle Animal Shelter – 2061 15th Avenue West, Seattle WA, 98119, 206-386-PETS, http://www.seattle.gov/animal-shelter/resources/pet-loss-support-group. The loss of a pet can be very difficult. Our volunteers are here to help. The Pet Loss Support Group meets by phone/Webex every Thursday from 5:30-6:45 p.m. For the schedule and details on how to join the virtual meeting, please email saspetloss@gmail.com

WI: Linda Colletti, Pet Loss Resource Center. Offers two virtual support groups: The first Saturday of every month 9:30-11:00 CST and the third Thursday 6Pm-7:30pm CST. All are welcome. If any one has questions, contact me at PLRCMadison@gmail.com, https://www.petlossresourcecenter.org/.

CANADA – AB: Caroline Tarkowski, Strathmore, AB T1P 1S7, (403) 629-5191, instilledchangecounselling@gmail.com, http://www.instilledchangecounselling.com. We offer virtual individual and group counselling to anyone who has experienced pet loss.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Animals in Our Hearts
Offers links, articles, an audio-book, tips on helping a friend or loved one cope with loss, and a variety of other animal-related resources.
Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
An association of pet loss counselors and professionals. The site offers links, articles, a bookstore, and directories of counselors and pet loss support groups.
Argus Institute for Families and Veterinary Medicine
This site provides a number of excellent articles on pet loss, plus additional resources for more help.
The Guide to Pet Bereavement: What to Expect After the Loss of a Loved One
An excellent discussion of how surviving pets react to the loss of a pet companion, and ways that you can help them through.
AVMA Guidelines for Pet Loss Support Services
Useful information for anyone interested in setting up a pet loss support group.
Chance’s Spot
Lots of useful stuff here, including a lot of resources for children.
Coping with the Loss of a Pet
An article covering grieving, the five stages of mourning, how to explain pet loss to a child, and reasons for euthanasia.
Dog Party: Diary of the Best Last Day
I don’t usually post links to personal tributes, but this is a wonderful, moving example of how to plan a “parting day” and create a farewell event for one’s pet and family.
FidoFinder.com
A site where you can register a missing pet, along with useful tips for finding a lost pet.
Grief Healing
An excellent resource from pet loss counselor Marty Tousley. It offers an extensive collection of Marty’s articles and columns on grief, plus other resources.
Healing and Inspirational Poetry
Dozens of lovely poems and “Rainbow Bridge Arrival Stories.”
Hoofbeats in Heaven
A site dedicated to resources on “horse loss support,” including an e-mail support group.
Land of Pure Gold: Leaving Pawprints on Our Hearts
Loads of tips and resources from a site dedicated to golden retrievers.
Lightning Strike Pet-Loss Support Page
One of the oldest pet-loss sites on the web, with an eclectic selection of resources and links. Now offers pet loss support blogs!
Nikki Hospice Foundation for Pets
The primary site for information on pet hospice care.
Parmenter Foundation Pet Loss Resources
Offers a series of videos on coping with pet loss.
PetLossHelp.org
Articles, a weekly blog, and a place to add your photo tribute for weekly postings.
Pet Loss Matters
This is a fabulous site with lots of resources. It offers free tributes, a means of keeping a pet loss or remembrance diary, and loads of quotes on pets and pet loss.
The ‘Rainbow Bridge’ Has Comforted Millions of Pet Parents. Who Wrote it?
Lovely article on the origin of the Rainbow Bridge story, which just about any grieving pet owner has surely seen.
UK Counselling Directory: Bereavement
Though not specifically focused on pet loss, this directory would be a good place to start a search for a UK bereavement counsellor.
Understanding Depression
A general information site on depression.
What to Do When a Family Pet Dies: Teaching Kids About Grief
Excellent guide to the various steps one can take to help children cope with the loss of a pet.


PETS IN HEAVEN:

All Creatures Do Go to Heaven… Especially Pets
The presentation on this site can be a bit off-putting, but the verses and translation details are very interesting and worth exploring.
Creatures in Heaven
A publisher of books, DVDs and music on the issue of whether pets go to heaven.
Do Animals Have Souls?
This is not a Christian site per se, but has some interesting comparisons of religious views on the issue, as well as a discussion of pets on the astral plane.
EternalAnimals.com
A number of loss-related resources, plus health tips and other info, and a book and articles dealing with the “pets in heaven” issue.
For the Love of Animals
A variety of articles discussing the salvation of animals, including a sermon by John Wesley!


BURIAL, CREMATION & EUTHANASIA:

In-Home Pet Euthanasia Directory
A state-by-state directory to veterinarians who provide in-home euthanasia, house-calls, hospice services and more.
Green Pet Burial Society
Information and advocacy regarding natural burials within pet cemeteries for those who prefer burial to cremation, and natural burial to underground entombment. They also address pet burials in family plots of (human) cemeteries.
Anthony Eddy’s Wildlife Studio – Pet Animal Preservation
Information on freeze-drying pets.
Perpetual Pet
Information on freeze-drying pets.


VIRTUAL TRIBUTE/MEMORIAL SITES:

Angel Cats
Cat memorial site in the UK. (Lots of popups, unfortunately.)
ILovedMyPet.com
Offers a free online memorial listing for three months, and charges a small fee for longer (or large) listings. All profits go to humane associations.
In Memory of Pets
Light a Candle
An interesting site where you can light a “virtual candle” in memory of your pet.
Pet Heaven
Free online pet memorial tribute pages and a chat function.
Pet Loss Matters
Washington State University Pet Memorial Program
By donating to the WSU pet memorial program, you can post a tribute or you can obtain access for a friend or loved one to post a tribute to their pet.


PET LOSS CONDOLENCE CARDS:

1-2-3 Greetings: Electronic Pet Loss Condolence Cards
Free electronic pet loss condolence cards.
Pet Condolence Messages
This helpful site offers suggestions of messages to include in a pet loss bereavement card, and pet loss-related quotes.


MISCELLANY

How to Make a DIY Pet Urn
Interesting article on how to craft your own wooden pet urn or keepsake box.


TRANSLATIONS:

Here are links to some of our articles that have been translated into other languages:

Soutien lors de la perte de nos petit compagnons
French pet loss site; includes French translation of “Ten Tips on the Loss of Your Pet.”
Coping with Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet is also available in Japanese.
NOTE: If you would like to post a translation of materials on this site, please contact Moira Allen.
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01 – Helpline – NCPG – National Council on Problem Gaming – National Problem Gaming Chatline @ ncpgambling.org/chat – 24/7 @ Online Via Chat
Feb 21 all-day
01 - Helpline - NCPG - National Council on Problem Gaming - National Problem Gaming Chatline @ ncpgambling.org/chat - 24/7 @ Online Via Chat

 

National Problem Gambling Helpline

Chatline

www.ncpgambling.org/chat

Click the link below to chat with a helpline specialist.

Free, confidential and available 24/7. Works in all 50 states.

Online. Click here to enter.

Below are state helpline text/chat numbers. Hyperlinked items with take you directly to their contact page:

Arizona: Text NEXTSTEP to 53342

California: Text SUPPORT to 53342

Connecticut: Text CTGAMB to 53342

Illinois:  Text ILGAMB to 53342

Indiana: Text INGAMBÂto 53342

Minnesota: Text HOPE to 53342

Mississippi: Text to MSGAMB 53342

North Carolina:  Text MORETHANAGAMENC 53342

If you would like to call the National Problem Gambling Helpline, dial 1-800-522-4700

If you would like to text the helpline, text 1-800-522-4700.

NCPG also supports GamTalk, a 24/7 moderated online peer support forum, www.gamtalk.org.

 

AAC – American Addiction Centers – AAC Virtual Support Meetings – 24/7 @ Online Via Facebook Live
Feb 21 all-day
AAC - American Addiction Centers - AAC Virtual Support Meetings - 24/7 @ Online Via Facebook Live

 

AAC Virtual Support Meetings

This group is owned and operated by American Addiction Centers (AAC). Amid the current pandemic, AAC is here to support you. During these times of uncertainty, you can be certain that we care about your recovery journey. We understand that attending in-person support group meetings over the coming weeks will be difficult, which is why we will be facilitating online Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings. We have dedicated this group to sharing information related to these support group meetings.
To Join, Use The Link Below
Guidelines
These virtual 12-step meetings are intended to offer a safe place for individuals in recovery to find support during this time of uncertainty. We recognize the heightened sensitivity of attending an online meeting, and we kindly ask for your help in creating and maintaining an environment of peace, support, and confidentiality. Please respect the privacy and anonymity of all those who attend these meetings.
The facilitators of these meetings will protect your identity by hiding the meeting list, so that it is not visible to attendees. We ask for your support in this by not sharing anything discussed within the meeting, including individuals’ names and stories. We are grateful to have the opportunity to support you in your recovery and appreciate your commitment to these.

Group rules from the admins

Respect Everyone’s Privacy
Being part of this group requires mutual trust. Authentic, expressive discussions make groups great, but may also be sensitive and private. What’s shared in the group should stay in the group.
Be kind and Courteous
We’re all in this together to create a welcoming environment. Let’s treat everyone with respect. Healthy debates are natural, but kindness is required.
No Hate Speech or Bullying
Make sure everyone feels safe. Bullying of any kind isn’t allowed, and degrading comments about things like race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender, or identity will not be tolerated.
No Promotions or Spam
Give more than you take to this group. Self-promotion, spam and irrelevant links aren’t allowed.
ARSP – Addiction and Recovery Support Group – Online Via Facebook – 24/7 @ Online Via Facebook Live
Feb 21 all-day
ARSP - Addiction and Recovery Support Group - Online Via Facebook - 24/7 @ Online Via Facebook Live

 

Addiction & Recovery Support Group

We are glad you have found us, and we hope we can be a part of your recovery journey!
Our group is a support community for all those who have been affected by any kind of addiction (not limited to drugs/alcohol). We welcome those who struggle themselves as well as those who have family, friends, or partners that face addiction.
Follow This Link to Join
Addiction does not discriminate, and neither do we! We are a safe space for anyone 16+ regardless of gender, sex, religion, race, ethnicity or disability. We are a part of a network of groups called Misfit Mamas Page. Follow our main Facebook page for posts, memes, and updates.
Link below! You can also reach us on our website. We are also apart of a network called The Glowing Haze Network! We would love for you to come and look at our other groups we offer!

 

GROUP RULES

Privacy is a MUST!
What is shared within this group must remain in this group! Mutual respect goes a long way to make this a safe environment.
If you go real life you will be immediately blocked. You must have consent to message and/or friend request another member.
Absolutely no photos of substances/paraphernalia
This group does not allow sharing any photos of any type of drug or paraphernalia, as it is extremely triggering for many addicts.
We do not allow “glory stories”
We are not here to glorify any type of substance use! These stories often trigger others and can even lead us back to relapse.
If posting about another individual, be mindful
We ask that if posting about a family member, friend, partner, etc that you do not include their name, age, location or photos. For added privacy protection we encourage you to post anonymously, but it’s not required!
No Sales, fundraisers, lives, promotions, or spam
Give more than you take from our community! For safety reasons, we are not allowing fundraisers or sales at this time. We do not allow any lives or promotional content.
Be kind, respectful and on topic
This is a support group first and foremost! We do not tolerate bullying, name-calling, arguing or being rude. We ask you remain helpful to the OPs post!
We may ask for a TW on certain topics
We may ask you to edit with a trigger warning (TW) on posts that discuss sexual assault, abuse, abortion, miscarriage & overdose. We may ask for any post that we see fit that is outside of these topics. Please add a TW to the top of the post and resubmit!
Never belittle someone’s experience!
We are all equal here regardless of time in recovery, addiction type, years of use or age. Everyone’s experience is valid and we never want to make members feel as if what they experienced was less than!
AS – After Silence – Online support group, message board, and chat room for rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse survivors @ apply for details
Feb 21 all-day
FCA – Family Caregiver Alliance – Caregiver Support Group – 24/7 @ Email Group
Feb 21 all-day
FCA - Family Caregiver Alliance - Caregiver Support Group - 24/7 @ Email Group

 

Family Caregiver Alliance
Email Support Group 24/7

This group is in e-mail format. Participants send and receive e-mail to take part in discussions. You can receive your posts all together, in one delivery each day, or you can receive them one-by-one, as they are sent.

The choice is yours. It’s fun, easy, and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To join, complete the form below and click the submit button.

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Using Caregiver-online

To post a message to all the list members, send email to caregiver-online@lists.caregiver.org. Be sure to subscribe first!

MHA – Mental Health America – Inspire Support Groups and Discussion Community – 24/7 @ Online via Inspire plus Apps
Feb 21 all-day

INSPIRE online community forum

About this Online Tool

Our Inspire communities provide a place for people with similar interests to support and encourage each other 24/7 online. Inspire is the largest provider of health-specific communities. MHA (Mental Health America) staff moderate the online support groups and communities.

Link to INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/

 

Link to Mental Health America groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/mental-health-america/

 

Browse All Groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/

Apps are available to download as well.

 

About Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

https://screening.mhanational.org/content/mental-health-america-inspire

 

MSC – My Sisters Circle – Women’s Mental Health Support Group 24/7 @ Online via facebook group
Feb 21 all-day
MSC - My Sisters Circle - Women's Mental Health Support Group 24/7 @ Online via facebook group

 

 

 

My Sister’s Circle – Women’s Mental Health Support Group

A positive support group for women with mental health and/or substance use issues. We are coming together to share our lives, positivity, and experiences to feel less alone during our own personal journey. This will be a creative group that is open to many facets of expression!

To Join The Group and Attend Use the link below

https://www.facebook.com/groups/215292063128837

Be Kind and Courteous

We’re all in this together to create a welcoming environment. Let’s treat everyone with respect. Healthy debates are natural, but kindness is required.
Respect Everyones’s Privacy
Being part of this group requires mutual trust. Authentic, expressive discussions make groups great, but may also be sensitive and private. What’s shared in the group should stay in the group.
No Hate Speech or Bullying
Make sure everyone feels safe. Bullying of any kind isn’t allowed, and degrading comments about things like race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender or identity will not be tolerated.
No Promotions, Solicitations, or Spamming
Give more than you take to this group. Self-promotion, spam and irrelevant links aren’t allowed. The exchange of money between members is prohibited.
No Promotion of Domestic Violence or child Abuse
Do not post anything that condones domestic violence or child abuse. We encourage anyone who is or has a child that is being abused to seek help immediately.
No Reporting!
If you report a post, I found out it flags Facebook and the group can get deleted for violations. So, please either message an ADMIN/MOD or comment “admin” in the post. Thanks!
No Religious Posting
Please do not share religious postings in this group. We have many different backgrounds, from all around the world, and we want to make this group inclusive to all.

 

TPLSP – The Pet Loss Support Page – Virtual Pet Loss Support Groups and Resource Listings @ Goto Meeting
Feb 21 all-day
TPLSP - The Pet Loss Support Page - Virtual Pet Loss Support Groups and Resource Listings @ Goto Meeting

 

 

Virtual Pet Loss Support Groups

These listings are provided for information only; they are not recommendations or endorsements.
Due to the COVID pandemic, many pet loss support groups have switched to virtual meetings via Zoom, Google, etc. This has made it possible for many groups to open their meetings to grieving pet owners anywhere in the world. Below, we list a number of support groups in the US that now offer their virtual meetings to anyone, anywhere.

While this list is organized by state for convenience, again, keep in mind that you do not need to be a resident of that state to attend. However, do keep in mind that different states involve different time zones; be sure to check not only the time but the zone of the meeting you wish to attend.


AZ: Hospice of the Valley’s Pet Loss Support Group meets on the first Saturday of every month from 9-11 a.m. Groups are virtual and open to anyone, anywhere, grieving the loss of a beloved companion animal. Please call 602-636-5390 for information and to obtain the link. info@hov.org, https://hov.org/our-care/grief-support/grief-support-groups/

CA: The Berkeley Humane Pet Loss Support Group now meets VIRTUALLY on the SECOND WEDNESDAY of each month, 7-8:30 pm. Send an email to Jill Goodfriend expressing an interest in attending the group. Jill will acknowledge your message and send you the Zoom link by 5 pm on the day of the meeting. Confidentiality requested for all shares. There is no fee; however, donations to the Berkeley Humane are most appreciated (2700 Ninth St, Berkeley, CA 94710). For questions, or to set up a complimentary consultation, contact Jill Goodfriend, RN, LCSW, at Jill.goodfriend@gmail.com. or (510) 393-1359. hhttps://berkeleyhumane.org/community-resources/, http://jillgoodfriend.com/Jill_Goodfriend/Home.html.

CA: Cindy Buck, Hayward, CA 94541, (650) 302-6012, https://www.facebook.com/BelieveAnimalReiki. We meet virtually on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 7 – 8pm PT. Please email cindydbuck@sbcglobal.net for the call-in information.

CA: Peninsula Humane Society Pet Loss Support Group, 1450 Rollins Road, Burlingame CA. Led by a professional counselor, our group meets virtually the second Thursday of each month, from 8-9:30 pm. Free. For more information, please contact Brian Probst at 650/340-7022, ext. 328, bprobst@phs-spca.org, https://phs-spca.org/grief/.

CO: Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado (AATPC) – Virtual Pet Loss Support Group, Fridays 12-1 MST. Free and virtual via Zoom. Open enrollment, join any time! Registration required on AATPC’s website. Open to anyone looking for support around the loss of an animal companion OR the anticipation of loss of an animal companion. All animal types welcome. Open to anyone in the world! Facilitated by Erin Peterson, licensed professional therapist. https://www.animalassistedtherapyprograms.org/animal-assisted-therapy-programs/therapy-groups/54-therapy-programs/380-virtual-pet-loss-support-group.

CO: Guardian Pet Aquamation. This is a call-in group and meets the second Thursday of every month from 6:30-8pm MST. Please call 1-425-436-6350. When prompted enter access code 880072. Facilitator: Leigh Ann Gerk, MA, LPC, (970) 966-4585, leighann@mourningtolightpetloss.com, https://vetmedbiosci.colostate.edu/argus/pet-loss-support/

CO: “When You Lose a Pet” Pet Loss Support Group, The Human-Animal Bond Trust, 191 Yuma Street, Denver, CO 80223, (303) 539-7646, info@humananimalbondtrust.org, http://www.humananimalbondtrust.org/pet-loss-support-group.html. Meets via Zoom every Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. MST.

FL: Marty Tousley, RN, MS, FT, Grief Healing, Sarasota, FL, https://www.griefhealingblog.com/p/as-both-bereaved-parent-and-bereaved.html, https://www.griefhealingdiscussiongroups.com/forum/11-loss-of-a-pet/. Online support/discussion group available 24/7.

IL: Virtual Meeting sponsored by Gateway. We meet at 6:30 pm the third Monday of each month; free of charge to attendees. Facilitator: Joy Davy, MS, LCPC. For information, email joydavy723@gmail.com.

IL: Rev. Russell Elleven, DMin. This FREE pet loss support group meets the first Wednesday of every month at 8:00 pm (Eastern) via Zoom. Please visit the website and contact Russell for Zoom Link and Passcode.Rev. Russell Elleven, DMin is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister who celebrates all faith traditions and those with no faith tradition at all. Everyone who is suffering from the loss of an animal companion is welcomed and offered nonjudgmental support through the FREE group or one-on-one (fee based) meetings. You need not suffer this loss alone. http://www.AnimalChaplain.net.

MA: Darin Humane Society, 171 Union Street, Springfield, MA, (413) 781-4000, Kenddv@gmail.com. This group, led by Ken Dolan-DelVecchio, LMFT, LCSW is sponsored by Dakin Humane Society. It is held once a month. It is a Zoom group open to anyone in the country or world and starts at 6PM EST running for one and one-half hours. The days can change so please go to https://www.dakinhumane.org/petloss.html to RSVP.

MA: Humane Hearts, West Newbury, MA 01985, 978.572.0698, marla@humanehearts.com, http://humanehearts.com. Individual, Family, and Group Support available for those who have experienced the loss of a pet or those who are anticipating a loss. See website for details as to where and when we meet. Sessions led by life-long animal advocate and humane educator Marla Andrews, M.Ed., Humane Education and Animal Welfare, Certified Grief Support Specialist, and Pet Chaplain.

MI: Micky Golden Moore, Ph.D., MSHP, Beyond The Paw Print Pet Loss Support Group. Meets the 2nd Monday of every month. For more information about these VIRTUAL meetings and how to join, please email info@beyondthepawprint.com, or leave a message at 248.701.2345. Visit the Beyond the Paw Print website to learn more about Dr. Golden Moore, the meetings, the BTPP Facebook group, and much more, at https://beyondthepawprint.com/.

NJ: Sandra Grossman, Ph.D., PetLoss Partners. The loss of a beloved pet is so very difficult. It’s important to know you don’t have to go through this alone. Get the support you deserve surrounded by those who understand and are on the path towards recovery. Virtual groups are held twice a week, are available to anyone anywhere, and are RSVP only. The fee for virtual groups is $15. Call or email to RSVP. We are here to support you. 818-421-1516, sandi@petlosspartners.org, https://petlosspartners.org/pet-loss-services/

OH: GAP (Grief About Pets) now offers two FREE pet loss groups. One is sponsored by Eternal Paws in Norton, Ohio, and offered on-site there on the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. The other is sponsored by Faithful Companion and offered on the fourth Wed. of every month online using Google Meet at 6:30 p.m. If we have over ten pet parents register, we can offer another at 4:30 p.m. Brenda Brown, MA, Ft, is the facilitator of all the groups. Register by emailing brenda@griefaboutpets.com or calling 330-415-8879. https://griefaboutpets.com.

OH: Dorothy Hall, MS, RN, Pet Loss Support Group, Columbus, OH 43229, (614) 895-3416, djhall2451@att.net. Meetings held on Zoom; contact Dorothy for details.

OR: Debrah Lee, LCSW, DoveLewis Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital, 1945 NW Petty Grove, Portland, OR 97209, (503) 228-7281, petloss@dovelewis.org. Virtual and in-person meetings are offered; see website for schedule and to register to attend. https://www.dovelewis.org/pet-owners/pet-loss-support.

TX: PAWs Shelter of Central Texas, 2965 Farm to Market 165, Dripping Springs, TX 78620, jyl@pawsshelter.org, https://heartoftexaspetlossandgriefsupport.com/. Group meets virtually on the Second Sunday of each month via Zoom, and is free of charge. Go through the website to contact facilitator for details, readings and the Zoom link. Group is for people ready to work in the group format, and is not appropriate for those needing individual counseling.

VA: FetchACure.org – Meets via Zoom on the first Tuesday of the month from 5:30-6:30 pm. Meetings are led by Dr. Leslie Greenberg, an experienced psychologist and member of the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement. Families are invited to attend our group sessions to help work through the pain of losing a pet. All family members, including children, are invited to attend this complementary Pet Loss Support Group. Please RSVP here or by emailing amanda@fetchacure.org, https://fetchacure.org/resource-library/pet-loss-support-group/

VA: Holli Shan, Compassionate Animal Communication, LLC, (703) 447-5374, holli@compassionspeaks.com, https://compassionspeaks.com. We are now offering a virtual online pet loss grief support group. This group will meet on the last Wednesday of each month from 6:00PM to 7:00 PM Eastern Time. This is a good opportunity for people who are grieving and are not quite ready for a private session or program. While there is no set fee to attend, this group is “pay what you will” (suggested amount is $15). Register at https://info.compassionspeaks.com/register.

WA: Pet Loss Support Group, Seattle Animal Shelter – 2061 15th Avenue West, Seattle WA, 98119, 206-386-PETS, http://www.seattle.gov/animal-shelter/resources/pet-loss-support-group. The loss of a pet can be very difficult. Our volunteers are here to help. The Pet Loss Support Group meets by phone/Webex every Thursday from 5:30-6:45 p.m. For the schedule and details on how to join the virtual meeting, please email saspetloss@gmail.com

WI: Linda Colletti, Pet Loss Resource Center. Offers two virtual support groups: The first Saturday of every month 9:30-11:00 CST and the third Thursday 6Pm-7:30pm CST. All are welcome. If any one has questions, contact me at PLRCMadison@gmail.com, https://www.petlossresourcecenter.org/.

CANADA – AB: Caroline Tarkowski, Strathmore, AB T1P 1S7, (403) 629-5191, instilledchangecounselling@gmail.com, http://www.instilledchangecounselling.com. We offer virtual individual and group counselling to anyone who has experienced pet loss.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Animals in Our Hearts
Offers links, articles, an audio-book, tips on helping a friend or loved one cope with loss, and a variety of other animal-related resources.
Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
An association of pet loss counselors and professionals. The site offers links, articles, a bookstore, and directories of counselors and pet loss support groups.
Argus Institute for Families and Veterinary Medicine
This site provides a number of excellent articles on pet loss, plus additional resources for more help.
The Guide to Pet Bereavement: What to Expect After the Loss of a Loved One
An excellent discussion of how surviving pets react to the loss of a pet companion, and ways that you can help them through.
AVMA Guidelines for Pet Loss Support Services
Useful information for anyone interested in setting up a pet loss support group.
Chance’s Spot
Lots of useful stuff here, including a lot of resources for children.
Coping with the Loss of a Pet
An article covering grieving, the five stages of mourning, how to explain pet loss to a child, and reasons for euthanasia.
Dog Party: Diary of the Best Last Day
I don’t usually post links to personal tributes, but this is a wonderful, moving example of how to plan a “parting day” and create a farewell event for one’s pet and family.
FidoFinder.com
A site where you can register a missing pet, along with useful tips for finding a lost pet.
Grief Healing
An excellent resource from pet loss counselor Marty Tousley. It offers an extensive collection of Marty’s articles and columns on grief, plus other resources.
Healing and Inspirational Poetry
Dozens of lovely poems and “Rainbow Bridge Arrival Stories.”
Hoofbeats in Heaven
A site dedicated to resources on “horse loss support,” including an e-mail support group.
Land of Pure Gold: Leaving Pawprints on Our Hearts
Loads of tips and resources from a site dedicated to golden retrievers.
Lightning Strike Pet-Loss Support Page
One of the oldest pet-loss sites on the web, with an eclectic selection of resources and links. Now offers pet loss support blogs!
Nikki Hospice Foundation for Pets
The primary site for information on pet hospice care.
Parmenter Foundation Pet Loss Resources
Offers a series of videos on coping with pet loss.
PetLossHelp.org
Articles, a weekly blog, and a place to add your photo tribute for weekly postings.
Pet Loss Matters
This is a fabulous site with lots of resources. It offers free tributes, a means of keeping a pet loss or remembrance diary, and loads of quotes on pets and pet loss.
The ‘Rainbow Bridge’ Has Comforted Millions of Pet Parents. Who Wrote it?
Lovely article on the origin of the Rainbow Bridge story, which just about any grieving pet owner has surely seen.
UK Counselling Directory: Bereavement
Though not specifically focused on pet loss, this directory would be a good place to start a search for a UK bereavement counsellor.
Understanding Depression
A general information site on depression.
What to Do When a Family Pet Dies: Teaching Kids About Grief
Excellent guide to the various steps one can take to help children cope with the loss of a pet.


PETS IN HEAVEN:

All Creatures Do Go to Heaven… Especially Pets
The presentation on this site can be a bit off-putting, but the verses and translation details are very interesting and worth exploring.
Creatures in Heaven
A publisher of books, DVDs and music on the issue of whether pets go to heaven.
Do Animals Have Souls?
This is not a Christian site per se, but has some interesting comparisons of religious views on the issue, as well as a discussion of pets on the astral plane.
EternalAnimals.com
A number of loss-related resources, plus health tips and other info, and a book and articles dealing with the “pets in heaven” issue.
For the Love of Animals
A variety of articles discussing the salvation of animals, including a sermon by John Wesley!


BURIAL, CREMATION & EUTHANASIA:

In-Home Pet Euthanasia Directory
A state-by-state directory to veterinarians who provide in-home euthanasia, house-calls, hospice services and more.
Green Pet Burial Society
Information and advocacy regarding natural burials within pet cemeteries for those who prefer burial to cremation, and natural burial to underground entombment. They also address pet burials in family plots of (human) cemeteries.
Anthony Eddy’s Wildlife Studio – Pet Animal Preservation
Information on freeze-drying pets.
Perpetual Pet
Information on freeze-drying pets.


VIRTUAL TRIBUTE/MEMORIAL SITES:

Angel Cats
Cat memorial site in the UK. (Lots of popups, unfortunately.)
ILovedMyPet.com
Offers a free online memorial listing for three months, and charges a small fee for longer (or large) listings. All profits go to humane associations.
In Memory of Pets
Light a Candle
An interesting site where you can light a “virtual candle” in memory of your pet.
Pet Heaven
Free online pet memorial tribute pages and a chat function.
Pet Loss Matters
Washington State University Pet Memorial Program
By donating to the WSU pet memorial program, you can post a tribute or you can obtain access for a friend or loved one to post a tribute to their pet.


PET LOSS CONDOLENCE CARDS:

1-2-3 Greetings: Electronic Pet Loss Condolence Cards
Free electronic pet loss condolence cards.
Pet Condolence Messages
This helpful site offers suggestions of messages to include in a pet loss bereavement card, and pet loss-related quotes.


MISCELLANY

How to Make a DIY Pet Urn
Interesting article on how to craft your own wooden pet urn or keepsake box.


TRANSLATIONS:

Here are links to some of our articles that have been translated into other languages:

Soutien lors de la perte de nos petit compagnons
French pet loss site; includes French translation of “Ten Tips on the Loss of Your Pet.”
Coping with Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet is also available in Japanese.
NOTE: If you would like to post a translation of materials on this site, please contact Moira Allen.
01 – AAC – American Addiction Centers – National Drug Helpline – 24/7
Feb 21 @ 2:03 am – 3:03 am

Call the helpline and put yourself on the path to recovery. Get private, confidential help from trusted professionals day and night.

1-844-289-0879

The National Drug Hotline at (844) 289-0879 is available 24/7 throughout the year. You can call for yourself or your loved one. Seeking help for yourself or a friend or family member can make a big difference.

Your call is always free and 100% confidential, with a trusted advisor who has helped many people just like you. Call for yourself or a loved one. We remain open day and night, 365 days a year to ensure we are there when you are ready to seek help. Call (844) 289-0879 or continue to browse our website for more information.

 

 

PAWS – Pills Anonymous World Service – Courage to Change – Wednesdays @ Online Via Zoom
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
PAWS - Pills Anonymous World Service - Courage to Change - Wednesdays @ Online Via Zoom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pills Anonymous World Service

Courage to Change

Wednesdays, 6:00PM PST

“Pills Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from pill addiction. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using pills. There are no dues or fees for PA membership; we are self supporting through our own contributions. PA is not affiliated with any religious group, politics, organization, or institution. We do not wish to engage in any controversy and neither endorse nor oppose any cause. This is a program which works by regularly attending meetings and working the 12 Steps of Recovery with other pill addicts. Our primary purpose is to carry the message to the addict who still suffers. We work together to stay clean and help others achieve the same freedom.”

 

Attend Via Zoom

Zoom Meeting ID:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83185767121
Kim E. 619-994-6857

 

PAWS – Pills Anonymous World Service – Wednesdays SOS 12 PA Meeting – Wednesdays @ Online Via Zoom
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
PAWS - Pills Anonymous World Service - Wednesdays SOS 12 PA Meeting - Wednesdays @ Online Via Zoom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pills Anonymous World Service

Wednesday SOS 12 PA Meeting

Wednesdays, 7:00PM PST

“Pills Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from pill addiction. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using pills. There are no dues or fees for PA membership; we are self supporting through our own contributions. PA is not affiliated with any religious group, politics, organization, or institution. We do not wish to engage in any controversy and neither endorse nor oppose any cause. This is a program which works by regularly attending meetings and working the 12 Steps of Recovery with other pill addicts. Our primary purpose is to carry the message to the addict who still suffers. We work together to stay clean and help others achieve the same freedom.”

 

Attend Via Zoom

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83728048833
Password: Pillz
Lee R. 818-203-3353

 

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01 – Helpline – NCPG – National Council on Problem Gaming – National Problem Gaming Chatline @ ncpgambling.org/chat – 24/7 @ Online Via Chat
Feb 22 all-day
01 - Helpline - NCPG - National Council on Problem Gaming - National Problem Gaming Chatline @ ncpgambling.org/chat - 24/7 @ Online Via Chat

 

National Problem Gambling Helpline

Chatline

www.ncpgambling.org/chat

Click the link below to chat with a helpline specialist.

Free, confidential and available 24/7. Works in all 50 states.

Online. Click here to enter.

Below are state helpline text/chat numbers. Hyperlinked items with take you directly to their contact page:

Arizona: Text NEXTSTEP to 53342

California: Text SUPPORT to 53342

Connecticut: Text CTGAMB to 53342

Illinois:  Text ILGAMB to 53342

Indiana: Text INGAMBÂto 53342

Minnesota: Text HOPE to 53342

Mississippi: Text to MSGAMB 53342

North Carolina:  Text MORETHANAGAMENC 53342

If you would like to call the National Problem Gambling Helpline, dial 1-800-522-4700

If you would like to text the helpline, text 1-800-522-4700.

NCPG also supports GamTalk, a 24/7 moderated online peer support forum, www.gamtalk.org.

 

AAC – American Addiction Centers – AAC Virtual Support Meetings – 24/7 @ Online Via Facebook Live
Feb 22 all-day
AAC - American Addiction Centers - AAC Virtual Support Meetings - 24/7 @ Online Via Facebook Live

 

AAC Virtual Support Meetings

This group is owned and operated by American Addiction Centers (AAC). Amid the current pandemic, AAC is here to support you. During these times of uncertainty, you can be certain that we care about your recovery journey. We understand that attending in-person support group meetings over the coming weeks will be difficult, which is why we will be facilitating online Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings. We have dedicated this group to sharing information related to these support group meetings.
To Join, Use The Link Below
Guidelines
These virtual 12-step meetings are intended to offer a safe place for individuals in recovery to find support during this time of uncertainty. We recognize the heightened sensitivity of attending an online meeting, and we kindly ask for your help in creating and maintaining an environment of peace, support, and confidentiality. Please respect the privacy and anonymity of all those who attend these meetings.
The facilitators of these meetings will protect your identity by hiding the meeting list, so that it is not visible to attendees. We ask for your support in this by not sharing anything discussed within the meeting, including individuals’ names and stories. We are grateful to have the opportunity to support you in your recovery and appreciate your commitment to these.

Group rules from the admins

Respect Everyone’s Privacy
Being part of this group requires mutual trust. Authentic, expressive discussions make groups great, but may also be sensitive and private. What’s shared in the group should stay in the group.
Be kind and Courteous
We’re all in this together to create a welcoming environment. Let’s treat everyone with respect. Healthy debates are natural, but kindness is required.
No Hate Speech or Bullying
Make sure everyone feels safe. Bullying of any kind isn’t allowed, and degrading comments about things like race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender, or identity will not be tolerated.
No Promotions or Spam
Give more than you take to this group. Self-promotion, spam and irrelevant links aren’t allowed.
ARSP – Addiction and Recovery Support Group – Online Via Facebook – 24/7 @ Online Via Facebook Live
Feb 22 all-day
ARSP - Addiction and Recovery Support Group - Online Via Facebook - 24/7 @ Online Via Facebook Live

 

Addiction & Recovery Support Group

We are glad you have found us, and we hope we can be a part of your recovery journey!
Our group is a support community for all those who have been affected by any kind of addiction (not limited to drugs/alcohol). We welcome those who struggle themselves as well as those who have family, friends, or partners that face addiction.
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Addiction does not discriminate, and neither do we! We are a safe space for anyone 16+ regardless of gender, sex, religion, race, ethnicity or disability. We are a part of a network of groups called Misfit Mamas Page. Follow our main Facebook page for posts, memes, and updates.
Link below! You can also reach us on our website. We are also apart of a network called The Glowing Haze Network! We would love for you to come and look at our other groups we offer!

 

GROUP RULES

Privacy is a MUST!
What is shared within this group must remain in this group! Mutual respect goes a long way to make this a safe environment.
If you go real life you will be immediately blocked. You must have consent to message and/or friend request another member.
Absolutely no photos of substances/paraphernalia
This group does not allow sharing any photos of any type of drug or paraphernalia, as it is extremely triggering for many addicts.
We do not allow “glory stories”
We are not here to glorify any type of substance use! These stories often trigger others and can even lead us back to relapse.
If posting about another individual, be mindful
We ask that if posting about a family member, friend, partner, etc that you do not include their name, age, location or photos. For added privacy protection we encourage you to post anonymously, but it’s not required!
No Sales, fundraisers, lives, promotions, or spam
Give more than you take from our community! For safety reasons, we are not allowing fundraisers or sales at this time. We do not allow any lives or promotional content.
Be kind, respectful and on topic
This is a support group first and foremost! We do not tolerate bullying, name-calling, arguing or being rude. We ask you remain helpful to the OPs post!
We may ask for a TW on certain topics
We may ask you to edit with a trigger warning (TW) on posts that discuss sexual assault, abuse, abortion, miscarriage & overdose. We may ask for any post that we see fit that is outside of these topics. Please add a TW to the top of the post and resubmit!
Never belittle someone’s experience!
We are all equal here regardless of time in recovery, addiction type, years of use or age. Everyone’s experience is valid and we never want to make members feel as if what they experienced was less than!
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FCA – Family Caregiver Alliance – Caregiver Support Group – 24/7 @ Email Group
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FCA - Family Caregiver Alliance - Caregiver Support Group - 24/7 @ Email Group

 

Family Caregiver Alliance
Email Support Group 24/7

This group is in e-mail format. Participants send and receive e-mail to take part in discussions. You can receive your posts all together, in one delivery each day, or you can receive them one-by-one, as they are sent.

The choice is yours. It’s fun, easy, and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To join, complete the form below and click the submit button.

Subscribe to Caregiver-Online

You can subscribe to Caregiver-online by following this link and completing the form.  After completing the Subscription form you will email requesting confirmation, to prevent others from gratuitously subscribing you. This is a hidden list, which means that the list of members is available only to the list administrator.

To subscribe, Use this Link and complete the subscription form online:

http://lists.caregiver.org/mailman/listinfo/caregiver-online_lists.caregiver.org

 

Using Caregiver-online

To post a message to all the list members, send email to caregiver-online@lists.caregiver.org. Be sure to subscribe first!

MHA – Mental Health America – Inspire Support Groups and Discussion Community – 24/7 @ Online via Inspire plus Apps
Feb 22 all-day

INSPIRE online community forum

About this Online Tool

Our Inspire communities provide a place for people with similar interests to support and encourage each other 24/7 online. Inspire is the largest provider of health-specific communities. MHA (Mental Health America) staff moderate the online support groups and communities.

Link to INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/

 

Link to Mental Health America groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/mental-health-america/

 

Browse All Groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/

Apps are available to download as well.

 

About Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

https://screening.mhanational.org/content/mental-health-america-inspire