Grief & Loss Resources
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When someone dies there are many practical matters to attend to and many of us have have not dealt with this more than once or twice in our own lifetime. This resource was created in order to help guide you through the stages of bereavement and hopefully offer some advice on what to do when dealing with the deceased’s estate and personal matters.
Grief & Sympathy
Grief and Sympathy is written by nurse and hospice matron Elizabeth Postle who had over 45 years experience helping the bereaved. This resource encompasses all types of loss including divorce, chronic illness, pet loss, disability, and grief due to a relative with Alzheimer’s disease as well as bereavement. It also includes poems, quotes, and advice for planning funerals and expressing sympathy to those who are dealing with loss.
Developed by a certified bereavement counselor, this site offers information, comfort and support to those who are anticipating or mourning the loss of a loved one, whether human or animal. Includes articles on various aspects of loss as well as links to additional resources.
HelpGuide.org – Grief & Loss Resources
“Grief is a natural yet painful response to loss. While you may associate grief with the death of a loved one, any loss can cause grief, including the loss of a relationship, your health, your job, or a cherished dream. There is no right or wrong way to grieve, but there are healthy ways to cope with the pain and express your emotions in ways that allow you to heal.”
HelpGuide.org offers articles and guides to help you through the coping process no matter the type of loss you may be experiencing.
Hospice Foundation of America
Hospice Foundation of America 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. They provide extensive information about the grieving process, including regularly updated articles and useful information for anyone dealing with or anticipating the loss of a loved one.
Journey Through Grief
Journey Through Grief provides various ways of learning to cope and deal with grief, trauma, loss and sorrow; from grief poems to the making of memory books, memorial gardens and more.
Memorial Haven is an online obituary and memorial site where individuals can celebrate the lives of their deceased loved ones. The online memorials and tributes act as “scrapbooks” of the lives of those lost where visitors can express their condolences and messages of support, and share memories through photos and videos.
Memory Space from Mind
Mind’s Memory Space is a place where you, your friends and your family can keep photos, reminisce, and create a tribute fund as a lasting memory of a loved one.
Sympathy Message Ideas
A resource offering guidance and examples when struggling with finding the right words to express your sympathy in a bereavement or condolence message.
Created by Tom Golden, LCSW, this website is devoted to helping people understand and deal with profound grief. Webhealing.com provides free resources for those experiencing loss, including articles and forums, as well as paid services and tools provided by Mr. Golden through his workshops and private practice.
Grief & Loss Support Groups
Compassionate Friends was created to assist families grieving the death of a child of any age. This group offers friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings.
Facebook Groups – Greyhound Grief Support Group
This peer-to-peer Facebook group is for those who have lost a beloved greyhound. Join and share your memories, cry, laugh or talk about your beloved grey; stories, recollections, photos, or however you may wish to honor them. Let this be a safe place to come together and find comfort in shared grief.
Facebook Groups – Healing Circles Grief Recovery & Support
The Healing Circles is a peer-to-peer Facebook support group whose members provide each other with emotional support with grief after the loss of a loved one. Members with the same issues can come together for sharing coping strategies, to feel more empowered and achieve a sense of community.
Facebook Groups – I Miss My Son/Daughter
This is a group intended for parents only, including anyone in a parental role that has experienced the death of a child. Members can take comfort in knowing that they are sharing their experiences with those best positioned to understand and comprehend what they are going through.
Facebook Groups – POS – FFOS Suicide Grief Support Group
The POS-FFOS Grief Support Forum Board is here to provide information and support to anyone whose life has been touched by suicide. This board is an outreach project of the Parents of Suicides (POS) and Friends & Families of Suicides (FFOS) Internet Communities.
This is not a suicide or crisis hotline. Please contact a counselor, family member, friend, or emergency services if you are having suicidal thoughts.
Facebook Groups – Suicide Grief Support
This peer-to-peer Facebook group is here to listen to the survivors left behind by suicide. They can’t make the hurt go away, but they have been there before you and they will be by your side as you take this journey.
Please note that this groups is not intended for those that have attempted suicide, but for teenagers or young adults who have lost a friend or classmate.
Facebook Groups – TTTS Grief Support Group
This group is founded by and maintained by Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Loss parents. They have no affiliations with any organizations, foundations or religious groups. All TTTS loss parents are welcome to join this closed group in order to share, contribute and both offer and receive support without judgement.
Grief Healing Discussion Groups
This resource offers a safe, anonymous, online place where the bereaved can share their stories of loss and ask questions to learn more about the normal grieving process.
If you are anticipating or coping with a significant loss in your life and wish to better understand the grief that accompanies such loss, this site has been created to offer you the information, comfort and support that you need.
As you proceed along your grief journey, what you’ll find on these pages is meant to acknowledge and honor you as a person in mourning, to help you make some sense out of what you may be feeling, to prepare you for what to expect in grief, and to help you find meaning, growth and healing along the way.
HealGrief is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing family and friends from around the world together to memorialize and celebrate a lost loved one’s life. Join their free online community where you can share funeral notices, memorials, virtual candle galleries and other support.
Psych Central Forums – Grief & Loss
A helpful place to visit for support when you’ve lost a loved one, either through death or some other kind of loss.
Rainbows for All Children
Rainbows for All Children is a source of support for all youth as they navigate the grieving process and heal from loss, whether from death, divorce, deployment, or other trauma. Rainbows nurtures a community of effective Rainbows-trained Facilitators, supported by a repository of resources designed to guide youth in their grieving process.
This resource stands apart in that it offers support services for children suffering from different kinds of loss. Their trained facilitators, using an age-appropriate curriculum, work to establish peer support groups in schools, faith-based organizations, or community centers.
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)
Every year, hundreds of soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines die in service to our country. While some of them will make the ultimate sacrifice on the field of battle, others will lose their lives while living a unique life as a service member. These men and women will leave behind their beloved family and friends. Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is an organization created to provide comfort, support and care to these military survivors.
Newburn, P. (2019). Grief & Loss Resources. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 3, 2020, from https://psychcentral.com/lib/grief-loss-resources/