Helpful Resources for Grieving
National Compassionate Friends Helpful Resources
The following helpful resouces for grieving is not an endorsement by TCF but is included to provide you some resources and information for bereaved families.
Helpful Resources For Grieving
- All About Grief – Fact sheets, books and seminars on grief
- My Grief Assist – Fact sheets, books, videos and music to assist with grief
- Loss of a Child – Hope and support for grieving parents
- Adult Sibling Grief – Information and chat for adult sibling loss
- Alive Alone – Information and newsletters for bereaved parents
- Baby Steps – Loss of a baby information and sharing stories
- Bereaved Parents – Information, poetry and and online chat
- Bereavement Poems & Articles – Poetry, articles and newsletter related to bereavement
- Brothers & Sisters – Tributes and resources for bereaved brothers and sisters
- Dealing With the Loss of a Twin – Loss of a twin articles and stories
- GriefHaven – Support resources for bereaved parents
- Grief Healing – Grief support articles, poetry and chat for the bereaved
- Grief Loss – Grief support newsletter
- Grief Loss Recovery – Grief articles, poetry and stories
- Griefworks BC – Grief support and loss support articles
- GriefNet – Grief support information
- Healing the Grieving Heart – Grief support radio show for bereaved parents
- Open to Hope – Information for bereaved families
- Sibling Survivors – Information and resources for bereaved siblings
- Silent Grief – Support for miscarriage and the death of a child
- Suicide Loss Survivors Handbook – Support to assist families survive suicide
- The Grief Blog – Stories and support information for bereaved parents
- The Sibling Connection – Information and articles for bereaved siblings
- Webhealing.com – Information and online support forums for bereaved parents
- How to Help a Bereaved Parent – Guide for others on how to support bereaved parents
Online Memorial & Tribute Sites
AARP – American Association of Retired People Grief and Loss program includes online articles, publications, support groups, and discussion boards on coping with the loss of a family member. ACCESS – Aircraft Casualty Emotional Support Service provides peer grief support and resource information to those who have survived or lost loved ones in air disasters. AFSP – American Foundation for Suicide prevention is dedicated to advancing knowledge of suicide and the ability to prevent it, and in supporting those who are bereaved after suicide loss. Alive Alone – designed to benefit bereaved parents whose only child or all children have died by providing a self-help network and newsletter to promote communication and healing. BabySteps – named after the baby steps that form the long and difficult road to recovery from the loss of a child. BPUSA – Bereaved Parents of the USA offers support, care, and compassion for bereaved parents, siblings, and grandparents. Center for Loss in Multiple Births – by and for parents who have experienced the death of one or more children during a multiple pregnancy, at birth, and through childhood. Cancer Care – losing an adult child to cancer
American Foundation For Suicide Prevention – AFSP makes the support group listings directory for suicide loss survivors available as a public service and does not run, recommend, endorse, or fund any of the groups listed.
Amend – Aiding a Mother/Father Experiencing Neonatal & Infant Death. AMEND is an organization based in Tampa, Florida dedicated to providing moral support and encouragement to persons that have experienced a loss during and after pregnancy. We are parents who have experienced such a loss and give of ourselves to help others. Our group extends its support to those individuals who have had early miscarriage, full term stillbirth, and infant losses.
Comfort Zone Camp – No charge nonprofit camp for siblings and children (age 7-17) coping with the loss of a sibling or parent
griefHaven – griefHaven provides loving support, hope, and hands-on tolls for those who have lost a child, brother or sister, or grandchild, and also provides education to professionals and others seeking to help bereaved family members rebuild their lives.
GriefNet – offers e-mail support groups for the bereaved including parents, siblings, and grandparents. It also offers a wide variety of bereavement related content including a comprehensive resource guide of bereavement organizations and a sister website for bereaved children, KIDSAID.
Hospice Foundation of America – includes information about hospice care and programs including bereavement support for families using hospice.
MADD – Mothers Against Drunk Drivers has a mission to stop drunk driving, support victims of violent crime, and prevent underage drinking.
National SIDS Resource Center – provides information services and technical assistance on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and related topics.
NFDA – National Funeral Directors Association provides many grief resources for coping with the death of a child within the family.
NILMDTS – Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation’s national network of photographers donate time and materials to preserve precious memories through photographs taken at the hospital when a baby has died at birth.
POMC – Parents Of Murdered Children provides support and assistance to all survivors of homicide victims while working to create a world free of murder.
SHARE Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support – SHARE’s mission is to serve those who are touched by the tragic death of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn death.
SIDS Network – Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Network offers latest information, as well as support, for those who have been touched by the tragedy of SIDS/OID (other infant death).
SOS – Survivors of Suicide helps those who have lost a loved one to suicide to resolve their grief and pain in their own personal way.
SUDC – Sudden Unexplained Death In Childhood Program offers support, information, advocacy, and research opportunities for those touched by the sudden and unexplained death of a child (over 12 months of age).
TAPS – Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors is made up of, and provides services to, all those who have lost a loved one while serving the country in the Armed Forces.
Twinless Twins – serves in support of twins (and all multiple births) who suffer from the loss of companionship of their twin through death, estrangement, or in-utero loss.
Magazines and Publications:
Still Standing Magazine (Online) Surviving Childloss and Infertility
Additional Helpful Grieving Resources
Stepping Through Grief
Other Helpful Resources for Grieving Links