General Grief Resources
American Cancer Society – It’s common for people to have sadness, pain, anger, bouts of crying, and a depressed mood after a loved one dies. It’s important to know about normal grief responses so that you can know if the bereaved person might be getting worse—going into a major depression. Symptoms of major depression and complicated grief.
Help Guide: Coping with grief and loss.
National Alliance for Grieving Children: Provides resource materials for professionals and volunteers working with grieving children, teens, families and the communities where they live.
Preparing for the Death of a Terminally-Ill Loved One: What to expect and how to help the entire family move forward. https://www.neptunesociety.com/resources/preparing-for-the-death-of-a-terminally-ill-loved-one
Survivor’s Guide to Life Insurance Death Benefits: The death of a loved one is one of the most difficult losses you will ever experience. In addition to the emotional weight of grief, you may also face significant financial hurdles, especially if the loved one provided financially for you and your household. Death benefits from a life insurance policy can help replace this crucial income. This guide will help you navigate important financial steps to take after losing a loved one.
The Recovery Village: Grief and loss treatment.
What’s Your Grief: Baltimore-based mental health professionals with 20+ years of experience in grief and bereavement, specifically grief education, exploration, and expression in both practical and creative ways.
Grief Resources for Parents
Surviving Your Child’s Suicide: Finding peace after tragedy.
Grief Resources for Children, Students, Young Adults
Guidelines for helping children grieve: http://www.vitas.com/resources/grief-and-bereavement/helping-grieving-children/
Managing Grief While in College: Your Guide to Navigating One of Life’s Toughest Assignments
When Families Grieve: Created by Sesame Street Workshop and designed to help your family work through complex emotions, remember the life of a loved one, and find strength in one another. Talk with your child about his/her feelings. Listen to both your child’s words and behaviors. Take cues from your child allowing him/her to express emotions and to ask questions when he/she feels ready. Connect as a family. You are not alone. Together you can move forward. http://www.sesamestreet.org/search?keyword=when%20families%20grieve
Youth & Funerals: Understanding the important role funerals and memorialization play in the lives of youth. http://www.funeralservicefoundation.org/resources/youth-and-funerals/