Website Resources For Grief
A listing of organizations that provide advice and/or therapy services is provided below. No endorsements or recommendations are intended. This listing is for informational purposes only. It is up to you to determine appropriate professional care.
Suicide Prevention Life Line
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.800-273-8255
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
Text HOME to 741741 for free, 24/7 crisis counseling. The NAMI HelpLine is a free, nationwide peer-support service that provides information, resource referrals, and support to people living with a mental health condition. HelpLine staff and volunteers are experienced, well-trained and able to provide guidance.
Tender Hearts -Grief.com
https://grief.com/tenderhearts/DAVID KESSLER meets you where you are now and will compassionately guide you to…Release the suffering, let go of guilt, blame & the what-ifs, understand your own grieving style, witness and honor your own grief, get unstuck, create a path forward that honors your loved one, and support when and where you need it.
Mindfulness And Grief (Podcast & Other Resources)
Heather Stang is the founder of the Mindfulness & Grief Institute, where she facilitates Awaken, a mindfulness-based online grief group, offers individual sessions, and hosts the Mindfulness & Grief Podcast.
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. Thousands of GriefShare support groups meet weekly around the world. Visit or join a group at anytime. And attend as many meetings as you like.
LAS Life After Suicide
L.A.S. is a group of parents who lost their sons to suicide. They have come together with family and friends to raise awareness of this devastating problem. They have put together some ideas on how to reach out and support someone who has been bereaved by suicide.They also have a free support guide called "Finding the Words," which you can view and download.
One Bright Star
One Bright Star was founded in 1998 by four mothers who each experienced the tragedy of a passing child. Jan Backlund, Linda Janavaras, Vicki Meyer, and Barbara Rischmiller. The mission of the One Bright Star organization is to be a resource for grieving families.
SAVE was one of the nation's first organizations dedicated to the prevention of suicide. For 30 years, with more than 20 charters, SAVE has been the leading national organization working to prevent suicide. Their work is based on the belief that suicide is preventable and that everyone has a role to play.
I Need a Lighthouse
The loss of a loved one to suicide is a tragic event that defies understanding. There are many resources available from reputable sources that can help you find ways to support those grieving. It is important to realize that this is "complicated grief." It often involves strong emotions of guilt and anger, which need to be acknowledged and addressed.
The words of TCF’s Founder, Simon Stephens, resonate with those who have come to The Compassionate Friends hoping to find a purpose in a life that suddenly seems so empty. Whether your family has had a child die (at any age, from any cause) or you are trying to help those who have gone through this life-altering experience, The Compassionate Friends exists to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the natural grieving process.
One Fit Widow
Michelle's husband died in a small plane crash in 2009. Shortly after her life-changing wake-up call, the unthinkable happened. Despite the tragedy, she realized she needed fitness more than ever. Today, she helps other widows find their power and purpose in healthy living.
Hot Young Widows Club
The hilarious author of the book "Hot Young Widows Club" and podcaster Nora McInerny shares her hard-earned wisdom about life and death. She used to have an online group that appears to have ended, but she has this incredible list of resources about grief, books, etc., even resources for children experiencing loss.
Camp Widow is an innovative program that provides practical tools and research-based resources to anyone who has lost a partner or spouse.It blends three styles: a conference, a retreat, and a reunion with great friends.
What's Your Grief?
To put it simply, this website is about grief. That probably sounds oversimplified, but grief is a complex topic. Grief is an emotional, logistical, and existential nightmare. It requires us to navigate life without someone important, deal with overwhelming thoughts and feelings, and find ways to function in a world turned on its head. They also have an article with 64 things to do for self-care after you have lost someone you love.
Soaring Spirits is an inclusive, non-denominational organization focused on hope and healing through the grieving process. Every Soaring Spirits program is designed to connect widowed people with each other. They believe that access to hope changes lives; they can prove that hope matters.