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Grief Resources

Family Resources (Children’s Grief, Young Adults, Widowed Parents)

National Alliance for Children’s Grief
The National Alliance for Children’s Grief(NACG) is a nonprofit organization that raises awareness about the needs of children and teens who are grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who supports them. Through the collective voice of our members and partners we educate, advocate and raise awareness about childhood bereavement.
The NAGC is a nationwide network comprised of professionals, institutions and volunteers who promote best practices, educational programming and critical resources to facilitate the mental, emotional and physical health of grieving children and their families.

Hospice Foundation of America
After the death of a loved one, here are helpful grief videos, articles and other resources in 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.

Children’s Grief Connection – Information about grief camps for children, resources for grieving families.

Compassionate Friends 
Support to bereaved families after the death of a child.

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

Allina Health Grief Resources
A variety of tools and resources to help families cope with death.

(AMF) Actively Moving Forward
Connects and empowers grieving college students and young adults.  We have connected, supported and empowered grieving young adults to “actively move forward” in memory of their person.

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

what’s your grief?    A website about grief for the griever, supporter or professional.


Spiritual Resources

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.

Daily Devotions on Grief
Sign up to receive this daily religious devotion about grief and faith through Grief Share.  Devotions Include a reflection, scripture and a prayer.   Participants often respond, “They wrote this one for me today.”

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.

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

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?