Grief Support

There are many resources available to people dealing with the loss of a loved one, ranging from anonymous on-line resources to grief support groups, to one-on-one counseling with a licensed therapist. The following is a list of on-line resources for those in grief. Please let us know if you find these helpful or if you have recommendations to add to our list.

General Grief Resources

AARP Grief & Loss: a collection of resources and an on-line support community.

National Funeral Directors Association: Frequently Asked Questions about grief.

American Cancer Society: Support to cancer patients, family and friends.

Growth House:Discusses hospice care, dying with dignity, terminal illness, grief and bereavement.

Beyond Indigo: Death & Dying Grief Support - this site provides a wide range of grief related topics, a chat room, a message board, and links to related web sites.

WidowNet: An information and support resource for, and by, widows and widowers.

Grief Resources For Parents 

National SIDS and Infant Death Program Support Center: Provides research, education, and support for families dealing with SIDS.

Bereaved Parents USA: A nationwide organization designed to aid and support bereaved parents and their families.

The Compassionate Friends: Supports families who have experienced the death of a child.

SHARE Pregnancy & and Infant Loss Support: Provides support to those whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through early pregnancy loss, stillbirth or newborn death.

Grief Resources For Children 

Fernside Online: An online resource for grieving children.

The Dougy Center: The first center in the United States to provide peer support groups for grieving children. They provide support and training locally, nationally and internationally to individuals and organizations seeking to assist children in grief.

Brooke's Place: a nonprofit organization providing support and services to grieving children and families in the belief that hope for tomorrow begins today.

Students Coping with Grief and Loss at SchoolFor the typical person, dealing with a loss can be one of the most difficult things to get through. But for a college student, it can be even more complicated. 

Prevention

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: The leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research and education, and to reaching out to people with mood disorders and those impacted by suicide.

College Suicide PreventionThis guide was designed to offer hope and help for those who are experiencing suicidal thoughts, as well as the friends and family who want to help them.

College Cyberbullying: Most people know cyberbullying when they experience it, mainly because of how it makes them feel. But it can be tough to put the action into words

Substance Abuse in CollegeAccording to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, about four out of five college students drink alcohol.