0104: /grief-support

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Help others and help yourself

Grief is a hard emotion to process. It’s even harder to process alone. Counseling and other resources can be incredibly helpful, but it’s hard to stay connected to those support structures around the clock.

Our phones allow us to express our emotions online with less hesitation but sometimes we don’t want our friend lists or followers   to see us in our toughest moments.  There are also anonymous apps, but they are rarely productive places for dealing with an emotional subject and often quickly shift into negative mode.

Enter /grief-support.  Patrons can post their questions, and help others going through periods of grief.  The people posting are in the local area and can offer legitimate recommendations for professional help and support groups.

Like other apps, a poster can be anonymous or use their real name, but group moderation ensures that trolls won’t even be bothered to interfere.

We are all going through something and it helps to know that we are not alone.  The World Wide Web offers us “someone somewhere” but it’s more powerful to know that “someone right here” is going through the same thing.

We are building the local web and sharing a new way to use it each day.

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