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Corona Virus Grief Resources

Corona Virus Grief Resources

Adults/Helping Children Grieve/Workplace Grief

Hospice Foundation of America
Helpful grief videos, articles and other grief resources, including supporting a colleague when family member dies and when a co-worker dies, what to tell children and ways to help children.

 

Covid Related and Other Grief Related Resources for Adults

Grief Recovery Method

What You Need to Know About Coronavirus and Grief
Link to grief related to many of our changes since the Coronavirus.  Very helpful about fears, grief, coping, tools.

 

What’s Your Grief
Baltimore-based mental health professionals with 20+ years of experience in grief and bereavement providing grief education, exploration, blogs and podcasts.

Offers Covid related grief support articles, among others

 

Helping Children With Grief

National Alliance for Grieving Children
Offers Coronavirus grief information and Videos, Toolkits, How to talk to Children about grief, help for children and teens coping with Grief, Grief/Anxiety and Helping Children through the Coronavirus, other grief resources.

 

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.

Grief Resources for Children, Teens, Young Adults, Adults, Families

The Dougy Center
The Dougy Center provides interactive support in a safe place where Children, Teens, Young adults, Adults and their families grieving a death can share their experiences.

Tip sheet to talk with children about tragic events

 

Families after the Death of a Child

Compassionate Friends
Support to bereaved families after the death of a child.  Facebook groups and online support.

 

On Line Covid Related Webinars on a Variety of Topics

TAPS – Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors(support to military families and others from bereavement experts) 

TAPS offers compassionate care and resources to all those grieving the loss of a military loved one and others.

TAPS TALKS

Special Note: TAPS is pleased to launch a series of TAPS Talks, virtual gatherings to bring comfort and connections. TAPS Talks will create a safe space for support and informal learning, from expert presenters and from each other. Each opportunity for connection will include a brief presentation followed by a moderated Question and Answer session. Upcoming connections can be found on our events calendar. Recordings of each discussion will be posted on the TAPS website after the event.

WEBINAR ARCHIVES VIEW NOW >

Some of the topics include:

Coping with Grief in Uncertain Times,

Living the Lessons of Grief in Uncertain Times,

Finding Hope in the Midst of Loss,

Strategies for Coping When You Are Feeling Isolated,

Managing Work and Family Under the Same Roof,

Catching some ZZZ’s-Finding Rest When Stressed,

Meditation and Self-Care in Stressful Times,

Choosing Gratitude,

Too Close for Comfort-Mental Health and Wellness During Changing Family Dynamics,

Strategies for Healthy Eating,

The Smart Thing and the Right Thing are Usually the Same Thing…Strategies for Navigating Today’s World,

Managing Substance Abuse During this Challenging Time,

Trust and Laughter During a Crisis, and other topics.

 

Other Grief Resources for Adults

Mindfulness & Grief    
Heather Stang, holds a Masters degree in Thanatology(the study of death, dying and bereavement), and is a certified Yoga therapy practitioner.  Author of the book Mindfulness & Grief, her website is for those seeking information and guidance on mindfulness and grief.  Mindfulness is a tool to help alleviate the suffering one experiences as a result of grief.  Heather is a member of ADEC(Association for Death Education and Counseling) and works with TAPS: Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors.
This site includes meditation exercises, her blog, podcasts and grief tips.

 

Widowed Parent
A resource that supports mothers and fathers coping with the unique challenges that face widowed parents. Helpful video clips, book and other helpful resources.

 

Grief Dreams
Dr. Joshua Black, PhD, offers information on questions and answers about grief dreams, pod casts, grief dreams in pop culture and social media.

 

Center for Grief and Loss
Center for Loss and Life Transitions. Dr. Alan Wolfelt. Comprehensive site with general information on grief and life losses, books; companioning theory.

 

Resources and Support for People Bereaved through Suicide

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
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.

American Association of Suicidology(AAS)
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?

 

Ted Talks

We don’t “move on” from grief. We move forward with it | Nora McInerny
Nora will make you laugh, cry and realize we don’t move on from grief, we move forward with it.

 

More Than Grief: How Seven Fathers Reimagined Life After Loss | Justin Yopp
Dad’s whose wife’s died, and are parenting children.  Good information for any type of loss.  Encourage Reimagining, Meaning making, and Connecting.

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