Support Organizations & Readings
General Loss and Grief Support
GriefNet.org – An Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss.
What’s Your Grief? – To put it simply, this website is about grief. That probably sounds oversimplified, but grief is a complex, heavy, frustrating, scary, enormous…ahem, big topic.
Center for Loss & Life Transition – The Center for Loss and Life Transition is dedicated to “companioning” grieving people as they mourn significant transitions and losses that transform their lives.
Journey of Hearts – This site combines elements of medicine, psychiatry, poetry, prose and images to provide resources and support to those who have experienced loss, be it acute or long- standing.
Center for Infant & Child Loss – Center for Infant & Child Loss is committed to ensuring Maryland families facing the sudden unexpected loss of their infant or child have access to bereavement interventions, counseling, and information based on best practices and current research.
Bereaved Parents of the USA – Bereaved Parents of the USA (BPUSA) is a national non-profit self-help group that offers support, understanding, compassion and hope to bereaved parents grandparents or siblings struggling to rebuild their lives after the death of their children, grandchildren or siblings.
The Compassionate Friends – The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.
CJ First Candle – First Candle and CJ Foundation for SIDS have focused on a shared intent – reducing the rates of SIDS, SUID and Stillbirth and supporting those who have experienced a loss.
Perinatal and Infant Loss
Perinatal Hospice & Palliative Care – A clearinghouse of information about perinatal hospice & palliative care, including many resources for parents and caregivers as well as an international list of programs.
March of Dimes – Their mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support – Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support is a community for anyone who experiences the tragic death of a baby.
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep – Works to introduce remembrance photography to parents suffering the loss of a baby with a free gift of professional portraiture.
Traumatic and Unexpected Loss
American Association of Suicidology – Their mission is to promote the understanding and prevention of suicide and support those who have been affected by it.
The Homicide Survivors – Homicide Survivors, Inc. is a nonprofit victim assistance organization dedicated to meeting the crisis and long term needs of families of murder victims. Through support, advocacy and assistance we help survivors cope emotionally, stabilize economically and help survivors seek justice for their loved ones.
Road Peace – The national charity for road crash victims. It’s members include those who have been bereaved or injured in crashes and also those who are concerned about road danger.
Brake – The Road Safety Charity – Road safety affects everyone. It affects whether children can go to the park or walk to school, elderly people can get to the shops, people can take up cycling to get to work or get fit, and families feel safe to get around their neighbourhoods.
Children and Teens
The Dougy Center – The Dougy Center provides a safe place for children, teens, young adults and their families who are grieving a death to share their experiences through peer support groups, education, and training.
Hello Grief – Comfort Zone Camp, Inc. developed HelloGrief.org to start a discussion about the impact of loss, and how to help grieving persons cope; as well as build a community of support for those living with grief.
Teen Grief Rights – A lesson showing teens they’re entitled to grieve however they see fit. Everyone is different, and people grieve in a variety of ways. They key is ensuring you’re grieving in a healthy manor.
Reading List for Grieving Children – A collaborative list of readings selected by Hospice of the Chesapeake that are designed to best assist children in their grieving process.
Helping Children Grieve – The Life Center Staff recognizes that you are grieving the loss of someone you love while at the same time helping your child(ren) understand death and grief.
Talking to Children about Suicide – A well researched, thoughtful guide for parents and caregivers who are supporting grieving children and families after a death by suicide.