1. Professional persons such as doctors, nurses, funeral directors, psychologists, or social workers who provide support to a person who has sustained a significant loss. It can be done in a group setting or on an individual basis
2. Those services and groups in which volunteers are selected, trained, and supported by professionals. Examples include the American Red Cross, a widow-to-widow program, etc.
3. Self help groups in which bereaved people offer help to other bereaved people, with or without the support of professionals. Again, this can be in a group or individual setting. Examples include MADD, SIDS, support groups, etc.