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Grief Resources

Grief Resources

Helpful Grief Resources

Family Resources

Hospice Foundation of America
After the death of a loved one, here are helpful grief videos, articles and other resources in grief. http://hospicefoundation.org/End-of-Life-Support-and-Resources/Grief-Support.aspx

Sesame Street Grief Toolkit
Grief is complex; it encompasses a wide range of emotions that can come and go in waves. Use these tips, videos, children’s story, and guide to help your family communicate with one another, express emotions, and begin the process of moving forward. You are not alone. And with time, you and your family will experience new happy moments together. https://www.sesamestreet.org/toolkits/grief

The Dougy Center
The Dougy Center provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and their families grieving a death can share their experiences. https://www.dougy.org/

 Compassionate Friends 
Support to bereaved families after the death of a child. https://www.compassionatefriends.org/

AfterTalk 
AfterTalk is a place of Comfort, Sharing and Insight for those who have experienced loss or are supporting a Loved One in Hospice Care.   http://www.aftertalk.com/

Allina Health Grief Resources
A variety of tools and resources to help families cope with death.   https://www.allinahealth.org/health-conditions-and-treatments/grief-resources/

 


College Student Resources

AMF (Actively Moving Forward)
Connects and empowers grieving college students. These students support one another with peer-led grief support groups as well as participate in community service events in memory of their loved ones, and by doing so, they raise awareness about the needs of grieving young adults across the country. This program is currently “ActivelyMovingForward” on campuses, coast-to-coast.  https://healgrief.org/actively-moving-forward/

 

Widowed/Military Family Support

Soaring Spirits International
Widowed people created Soaring Spirits because we discovered that connecting with other widowed people made the challenges of surviving a spouse or partner a little easier to manage.  http://www.soaringspirits.org/

The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors(TAPS)
Offers compassionate care to all those grieving the loss of a military loved one.   https://www.taps.org/

 

Resources and Support for People Bereaved through Suicide

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)   www.afsp.org    
If you have lost a loved one to suicide, it can be a relief and a healing experience to talk openly with fellow suicide loss survivors about what you’ve lived through.  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.   http://www.afsp.org/coping-with-suicide-loss/find-support/find-a-support-group

American Association of Suicidology(AAS)  www.suicidology.org
Information and education regarding suicide. Most helpful is the link for bereavement support 
offering these resources: Beyond Surviving: 25 Suggestions for Survivors and Helping Survivors of Suicide: What you can do?   http://www.suicidology.org/suicide-survivors/suicide-loss-survivors

 

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