To help you in your grief journey
Those who remove mountains begin by carrying away small stones.
The emotional upheaval these trying times can cause is sometimes so overwhelming that even the support of friends and family may not help relieve the amount of sadness and grief you feel. We have complied a list of some resources we hope you will find helpful.
Resources on our Website:
Recommended Grief Resources across the Web:
- Acknowledging the Potential of Holiday Blues: Practical Tips to Survive & Thrive During the Holidays
Dr. Alan Wolfelt provides some practical counsel to assist you in maintaining mental health wellness during the holidays.
- This Pandemic of Grief
Discusses the additional challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has brought for those that have suffered loss by Dr. Alan Wolfelt.
- Youth & Funerals
From debunking common myths, to involvement in memorialization, our 7-page online booklet offers advice and guidance for navigating the difficult topics of death and funerals with your children.
- The Elements of a Funeral
Regardless of the kind of service you have in mind, it helps to understand the parts of a meaningful funeral. Each element serves a unique purpose and plays an important role.
Recommended Grief Resources across the Web:
- Center for Loss & Transition
A leading provider of information and inspiration in the areas of illness and dying, loss and grief, healthy caregiving, life transition, and spirituality.
- Grief Articles Related to COVID-19
Dr. Allen Wolfelt, the country's leading expert in grief & healing has made available several resources and articles that help families and friends through this difficult time.
- Sesame Street's When Families Grieve
Educational content and interactive activities to help support children through their grief.
GriefNet is an Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss. They have many email support groups. Their integrated approach to online grief support provides help to people working through loss and grief issues.
- National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.
- Association for Death Education and Counseling
The Association for Death Education and Counseling®, The Thanatology Association®, is one of the oldest interdisciplinary organizations in the field of dying, death and bereavement. Its nearly 2,000 members include a wide array of psychologists, counselors, social workers, educators, researchers, hospice personnel, clergy, and volunteers.
- The Compassionate Friends
Through a network of over 600 chapters with locations in all 50 states, as well as Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and Guam, The Compassionate Friends has been providing support to bereaved families after the death of a child for four decades.
- Hospice Foundation of America
HFA is a trusted source of information on end of life, hospice care and grief. Throughout this site you will find information about living with advanced life-limiting illness, options for care and helpful resources for caregivers.
- Buddy's Place Childhood Bereavement Program
Since 2000, Buddy’s Place childhood bereavement program has offered family-based support groups to children and teens ages 4-18 and their families who are grieving the death of someone significant in their lives.
- Suicide Prevention Services of America
24 hour hotline, counseling and support groups. Their mission is to open minds, save lives and restore hope through prevention, intervention and postvention, using education, advocacy and collaboration.
- Elyssa's Mission
Elyssa’s Mission® provides resources to help prevent teen suicide. The community-based organization was founded in 2006 in honor of Elyssa, a bright, gifted and outgoing Chicagoland girl who bravely battled post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.
- Chicago Survivors
Chicago Survivors provides multi-cultural crime victim services to family members of Chicago homicide victims.
- The Dinner Party
The Dinner Party is building a worldwide community of 20- and 30-somethings who have each experienced the loss of a parent, partner, child, sibling, other close family member, or close friend.
- Understanding the End of Life
A helpful and informative video resource and article from Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care
- Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors
The Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors was created by survivors for survivors. Our online forum operates like a 24/7 support group. Our website contains support resources and information on the survivor experience.