Losing someone close to you can be a painful and traumatic experience. And if someone you know is grieving, you may be struggling with what to say or looking for some additional ways you can offer support. Here are some additional resources that can help you, or someone you care about, cope with the death of a loved one.
Books and Media Books, music and videos on grief and loss, death and dying, sympathy and condolences, writing obituaries and eulogies, estate planning and settlement, and more.
Poetry When someone you love dies, the grief you feel can be overwhelming. Reading or writing poetry can be a helpful way to express and release emotions. Find poems about death and dying, as well as poems for grieving and healing.
Obit Magazine Obit examines life through the lens of death. Whether it’s the loss of a person, a place, an object or an idea, life’s constant change presents an opportunity for examination, discussion and even celebration.
National and International Grief and Loss Organizations
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy.
The Compassionate Friends assists families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and provides information to help others be supportive.
The Shiva Foundation is an organization dedicated to education and support for those dealing with loss and death.
Single Fathers Due to Cancer is is dedicated to helping the thousands of fathers who each year lose their spouses to cancer and must adjust to being sole parents.
Local Grief and Loss Organizations
The Center for Grief Recovery in Chicago, IL is a full-service counseling center helping persons who are dealing with emotionally intense experiences such as grief, loss, trauma, depression or abuse.
Hospice of West Alabama is a non-profit, community-based hospice provider. One of the oldest hospices in Alabama, HOWA understands the physical, emotional and spiritual continuum of care that's needed during the final stages of life.
The Institute for the Study and Treatment of Loss in Warwick, RI has a dedicated staff of experienced and licensed clinicians who offer professional outpatient mental health services for a wide variety of issues, including grief and loss, coping with bereavement, illness and injury, anxiety and stress, and depression.
The Surviving Spouse Support Group has one goal: to fill in the gap where military life ends, and a new normal begins.