Grief Resources

The wonderful thing about technology is that it can bring people together from all over the globe to make it easier for you to find information and support networks in your time of need. The following are some of the tools available to assist you in your healing journey. If you’re still having trouble locating helpful information or finding what you need, contact us to discuss other resources and find a personalized solution to support you on the road to recovery.

 

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Griefwords Library 

Griefwords Library are thoughtful articles provide guidance and direction for anyone touched by grief. The following articles provide many practical suggestions to help you move toward healing in your unique grief journey.

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Grief Share

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.

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Web Healing

Web Healing, the internet’s first interactive grief website, has served the bereaved on the net since 1995. It offers grief discussion boards where men and women can discuss issues related to grief and healing or browse recommended grief books. The site’s originator, Tom Golden, LCSW, is an internationally known psychotherapist, author, and speaker on the topic of healing from loss.

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The Compassionate Friends

Whether your family has had a child die (at any age, from any cause), or you are trying to help those who have gone through this life-altering experience, The Compassionate Friends exists to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the natural grieving process. Through a network of more than 625 chapters with locations in all fifty states, as well as Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, The Compassionate Friends has been supporting bereaved families after the death of a child for four decades.

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AARP

For more than fifty years, AARP has been serving its members and society and creating positive social change. AARP’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for all as we age, leading positive social change and delivering value to members through information, advocacy and service. Here you’ll find articles, discussions, and helpful information on dealing with end of life care, the challenges faced by caregivers, and how to deal with grief after a loss.

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The grieving process is simple and complex at the same time – while it is a simple matter to mentally acknowledge our grief at the loss of a loved one, the complex emotions and sometimes surprising intensity of them can leave anyone feeling overwhelmed.

While each person’s grief is an individual process, you do not have to go through it alone.

General Support

 

Center for Loss and Life Transition is a private organization located in Fort Collins, Colorado, dedicated to futhering our understanding of and compassion for the complex set of emotions we call grief.

AARP's Grief and Loss- Numerous links to a variety of grief and loss support articles and local resources, provided by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)

Groww - A non-profit internet site offering a wide varietyof grief and bereavement resources.

GriefNet - A collection of resources of value to those experiencing loss and grief. Resources include numerous online support and discussion groups, a variety of articles and manuscripts, a bookstore, a memorial garden, and much more.

Growthhouse - Links to hospice and home care, bereavement, death with dignity, AIDS, and related topics in life-threatening illness.

Pregnancy and Neonatal Loss

 

The Hygeia Foundation - An online journal for pregnancy and neonatal loss. They also provide a 24/7 hotline for those in need.

A Place to Remember - support materials and resources for those who have been touched by a crisis in pregnancy or the death of a baby.

Loss of a Child or Infant

 

The Compassionate Friends, Inc.

National Headquarters

PO Box 3696

Oak Brook, IL 60522-3696

(630) 990-0010

A self-help support organization which offers friendship and understanding to families who are grieving the death of a child of any age, from any cause. Newsletter available.

Teen-Age Grief

 

Fernside

2303 Indian Mound Ave.

Cincinnati, OH 45212

(513) 841-1012

For grieving children and their families. Offers a newsletter.

A self-help support organization which offers friendship and understanding to families who are grieving the death of a child of any age, from any cause. Newsletter available.

Loss of a Spouse

 

AARP Widowed Persons Service (AARP WPS)

601 E Street, NW

Washington, DC 20049

(202) 434-2260

email: griefandloss@aarp.org

AARP WPS is an outreach program in which trained widowed volunteers offer support to newly widowed persons of all ages.

THEOS Foundation, Inc. (They Help Each Other Spiritually)

1301 Clark Building

717 Liberty Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

(412) 471-7779

Publishes THEOS magazine, books and organizational materials for widowed men and women and the professionals who work with them.

Suicide

 

American Association of Suicidology

4201 Connecticut Ave NW

Suite 310, Washington, DC 20008

(202) 237-2280

email: berm101@ix.netcom.com

Information and support group resources for individuals touched by loss due to suicide.

AIDS

 

National AIDS Network

1012 14th Street

Washington DC 20009

(202) 347-0390

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