Resources in your community:
Depending on where you are located, you may have access to grief counselors, hospices, grief centers, and many other community resources. To search resources available in your community, head over to Google or Google Maps and type your city name and the type of resources you’re looking for. For example, the map below represents a search we conducted to find “Baltimore grief centers”. Look for as many community grief support resources as you can easily find.
For children, teens, and young adults:
If a child, teen, or young adult is impacted by the death, the Moyer Foundation’s Resource Center offers a great tool for locating community and online resources.
We also recommend the website for the National Alliance for Grieving Children where you can search for resource listings by state.
“A community of mostly 20- and 30- somethings who’ve each experienced significant loss and connected around potluck dinner parties to talk about it.”
“When Families Grieve is Sesame Workshop’s contribution to those who face the daunting challenge of helping a child cope and heal from the painful reality of a death of a loved one.”
General Online Resources:
What’s Your Grief:
If this is your first time on What’s Your Grief, take a little time to look around. We have over 500 articles on grief, loss, and coping.
“OptionB.Org is dedicated to helping you build resilience in the face of adversity—and giving you the tools to help your family, friends, and community build resilience too. Here, you can read and share personal stories, join groups for solidarity and support, and find information from experts.”
“OpentoHope.com is an online website where people can share inspirational stories of loss and love. We encourage our visitors to read, listen and share their stories of hope and compassion.”
“Healing Blog is aimed at professional and family care-givers who serve the needs of anyone anticipating or coping with significant loss, including animal lovers, the elderly, the seriously ill and dying, and those who are living with disabilities.”
Grieving the Death of a Sibling:
“TTSGI provides support to twinless twins through regional activities, national conferences, and educational resources. As a community of grieving twins, we shed light on difficult questions unique to twin loss: What are normal grief reactions to the loss of a twin or other multiple? Do our feelings change over time? Is this loss different from other losses?”
TCF’s Online Support Community (live chats) allows you to talk with other bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings from across the country during the Online Support Community sessions held every week. These sessions are limited in number of participants and have trained monitors who are also bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings.