Grief Resources

WEBSITES:

 

Great websites with multiple resources on a variety of death related topics:

www.griefspeaks.com

www.whatsyourgrief.com

www.grief.com

www.griefyoga.com

www.grievingstudents.org

www.dougy.org

 

Best explanation of death and grieving:

http://www.tickld.com/x/old-man-explains-death-and-life-to-grieving-young-man

 

What to know about losing a child:

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-17928/what-i-wish-more-people-understood-about-losing-a-child.html?utm_content=bufferb8b6d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

How to help parents who have experienced perinatal loss:

     http://facesofloss.com/friends-family/10-ways-to-support-the-person-in-your-life-who-has-just-lost-a-baby

     https://www.marchofdimes.org/complications/helping-parents-whose-baby-has-died.aspx

     https://www.huffpost.com/entry/supporting-someone-who-has-lost-a-baby_b_4033551

     https://lizwinterswellness.com/2019/10/postpartum-recovery-after-loss/

Funeral homes often have resources online, like this one:

https://www.milesfuneralhome.com/grief-and-healing/

 

Children and Grief statistics:

https://www.childrensgriefawarenessday.org/cgad2/pdf/griefstatistics.pdf

Signs of grief in children/teens:

http://www.griefspeaks.com/id4.html

How to help grieving children:

http://childgrief.org/documents/HowtoHelp.pdf

https://www.dougy.org/grief-resources/how-to-help-a-grieving-child/

Understanding grief for children developmentally:

https://www.dougy.org/docs/Developmental_Responses_2017.pdf

 

“Words that Help and Hurt” for children and adults:

http://childgrief.org/documents/WordsthatHelpandHurt.pdf

 

How to survive anniversaries

http://www.whatsyourgrief.com/dealing-with-the-anniversary-of-a-loved-ones-death/

Pet Loss Can Be Even More Painful Than Death of a Loved One

https://iheartdogs.com/why-losing-a-dog-can-be-even-more-painful-than-the-death-of-a-loved-one-2/

 

Men and grief

 

http://www.whatsyourgrief.com/widowed-dads-resource-round/

http://www.artofmanliness.com/2009/08/04/loss-grief-and-manliness-what-every-man-should-know-about-losing-a-loved-one/

 

http://griefwords.com/index.cgi?action=page&page=articles%2Fhelping11.html&site_id=8

For widowed fathers: https://widowedparent.org/book?fbclid=IwAR1WIUUKjBNIH31RonsRxhU16OS-3mreOucF770n5iNu_2iZ68IG-Gqb3wY    Check out the book The Group

 

Suicide Prevention Resources

www.afsp.org

http://blog.ted.com/resources-for-suicide-prevention-post-attempt-survivors-and-their-families/

Bill of Rights

For grieving people:

http://www.griefhealingdiscussiongroups.com/topic/5857-the-grieving-persons-bill-of-rights/

For teens:

https://www.dougy.org/grief-resources/bill-of-rights/

For the holidays:

https://childrengrieve.org/griever’s-holiday-bill-rights

About Weighted Blankets (effective sleep aids, esp useful for grief related sleep struggles)

https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/02/cnn-underscored/weighted-blanket-shop/index.html?iid=CNNUnderscoredHPcontainer

SUPPORT GROUPS

Comfort Zone Camps: free camps for children who have lost siblings and parents

www.comfortzonecamps.org

Support for girls who have experienced the early loss of their mother https://www.empoweringher.org/girl-events/

Support, education and research around issues facing bereaved fathers https://widowedparent.org/book?fbclid=IwAR1WIUUKjBNIH31RonsRxhU16OS-3mreOucF770n5iNu_2iZ68IG-Gqb3wY

Compassionate Friends: for parents who have lost children

http://www.compassionatefriends.org/home.aspx

 

Soaring Spirits: support group for widows

www.soaringspirits.org

LOCAL BEREAVEMENT PROGRAMS

Jeff's Place http://jeffsplacemetrowest.org, located in Framingham, MA.  Free support groups for children and families, also offers counseling, family consultation, educational trainings, and urgent response for communities with death related crises.

Children's Room https://childrensroom.org offering free support for grieving children, teens and families.  Located in Arlington, MA

The Carriage House (part of Children's Friend/Seven Hills Foundation), Worcester MA: free grief support groups for children ages 3-18 and their families, meeting every other week Oct-June.  http://www.sevenhills.org/programs/grief-support

The Garden: A Center for Grieving Children and Teens: twice monthly free support groups for children and teens who have lost a parent or sibling 

http://www.cooley-dickinson.org/programs-services/vna-hospice/the-garden/

Empty Arms Bereavement Support offers support services for miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss in Western MA

http://www.emptyarmsbereavement.org/phone-email-support/

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