Counseling & Support Online Resources


CancerCare provides free emotional and practical support for people with cancer, caregivers, loved ones and the bereaved.

CancerCare Online Support Groups are a way to connect with others – cancer patients, loved ones and people who have lost a loved one. Groups are led by oncology social workers.

My Lifeline from Cancer Support Community was created to connect cancer patients and caregivers to their family, friends, and others like them for social and emotional support.

Man Up to Cancer, provides content and a tight-knit community for men impacted by cancer — and the people who love them.

Stupid Cancer, a lifeline for the young adult cancer community, connecting them to age-appropriate resources and peers who get it

How to Cope with Bereavement During the COVID-19 Pandemic, a good read with some concrete suggestions from Psychology Today

The Need for Self Compassion in Grief, a great article from the website What’s Your Grief

We Don’t Recover from Grief and That’s Okay, another great post from What’s Your Grief

Being There: What to Say and Do in the Aftermath of Loss, an article about supporting someone else in grief from Option B

Support for Teens When a Family Member Has Cancer

Podcasts + Webinars

How to Handle our Collective Grief, a Ten Percent Happier podcast episode with Sharon Salzberg that includes a guided meditation

Why We’re All Grieving – And How to Deal with It, a Ten Percent Happier podcast episode with David Kessler

David Kessler and Brené Brown on Grief and Finding Meaning, grief expert David Kessler on what he’s learned about love, loss, and finding meaning.


How to Heal By Carrying Your Grief, a TEDx talk by Nancy Berns, author, speaker, and professor of sociology

Modern Grief, a TEDx talk with Sophie Townsend, an internationally celebrated and award-winning producer

Helping Kids Grieve, resources from Sesame Street