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.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: The Survivor Outreach Program: Provides support to newly-bereaved survivors of suicide loss. http://www.afsp.org/outreachprogram

American Hospice Foundation: Grief at Work: A Guide for Employees and Managers

AARP Grief & Loss: A collection of resources and an on-line support community.
http://www.aarp.org/relationships/grief-loss/

Death & Dying: Discusses dying, funerals and grief. http://dying.about.com/

Drug Rehab: Coping with the Stigma of Grieving an Overdose Death

Grief AwarenessNavigating Grief: A Guidebook for Grief Awareness and Understanding. 
http://www.learnpsychology.org/now/grief/

Grief Net: An internet community of person dealing with grief, death and major loss.
http://www.griefnet.org/

Growth House: Discusses hospice care, dying with dignity, terminal illness, grief and bereavement.
http://www.growthhouse.org/

Help Guide: Coping with grief and loss.
http://www.helpguide.org/articles/grief-loss/coping-with-grief-and-loss.htm

National Alliance for Grieving Children: Provides resource materials for professionals and volunteers working with grieving children, teens, families and the communities where they live.
http://www.nationalallianceforgrievingchildren.org

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.
https://www.moneygeek.com

The Recovery Village: Grief and loss treatment.
https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/co-occurring-disorders/grief/

Webhealing: The path of grief can be tough. Webhealing offers a variety of resources.
http://webhealing.com/

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.

WidowNet: An information and support resource for, and by, widows and widowers.
http://www.widownet.org/

Grief Resources for Parents

Bereaved Parents USA: A nationwide organization designed to support bereaved families.
http://bereavedparentsusa.org/

Grief Haven: Providing support and resources for parents and others who have lost a child.
http://www.griefhaven.org/aboutus.html

Surviving Your Child’s Suicide: Finding peace after tragedy.

The Compassionate Friends: Supports families who have experienced the death of a child.
http://www.compassionatefriends.org/home.aspx

Grief Resources for Children, Students, Young Adults

Fernside Online: An online resource for grieving children.
http://www.fernside.org/grief-resources/

The Dougy Center: Provider of peer support groups for grieving children.
http://www.dougy.org/grief-resources/

Grief Encounter: Helping bereaved children through games, workbooks, songs, books. http://www.griefencounter.org.uk/kids-zone/

Guidelines for helping children grievehttp://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
https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/managing-grief/

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/

Loss of a Pet

Grief & the Loss of a Pet