Family Support

Resources:

AARP

 

Aging and Depression

 

Alliance of Hope- Decreasing the stigma and increasing understanding of the suicide loss experience. Providing direct support to survivors.

 

Alzheimer’s and Grief 

 

American Counseling Association

 

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

 

Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement

 

Association of American Educators

 

Association of Professional Chaplains

 

Attachment and Grief in Addiction and Recovery

 

Bereavement Care in America is Broken: A Call to Action

 

Birth Injury Center- Our mission is to assist anyone who has been affected by a birth injury, and our website is a compilation of information around the different types of injuries.

 

Companioning the Bereaved: An Introduction

 

Coping with Grief

 

Coping with Grief During A Pandemic

 

Coping with Grief during the Holidays

 

Daily Email Affirmations-  Your daily companion, helping you to let the sun shine back into your life. These daily emails provide encouragement and gentle reminders of the recovery process. 
 

Death With Dignity National Center-The mission of the Death with Dignity National Center is to promote Death with Dignity laws based on our model legislation, the Oregon Death with Dignity Act, both to provide an option for dying individuals and to stimulate nationwide improvements in end-of-life care. 

 

Delta Society- An online organization maintains a list of pet bereavement support groups, pet loss resource persons, counselors and hotlines.

 

Depression and Suicide in Older Adults

 

Encyclopedia of Death and Dying- A broad history of death and rituals throughout the ages with access to cross-cultural perspectives and content specific search functionality.

 

First Steps- Obits & Eulogies- Etiquette- When loss occurs, beyond your grief there are many things to think about. It can feel overwhelming. Because funeral care is our business, let us share our expertise to guide you in the right direction.

 

Funeral Planning from Afar: A Guide for Long-Distance Caregivers

 

Funeral Questions and Resources- We have heard thousands of questions, and chosen to provide you with the answers to some of the more common questions relating to a funeral, a funeral service and funeral homes.
Grief & the Loss of a Pet

 

Grief Beyond Belief — How Atheists Are Dealing With Death

 

Grief Resources

 

Grief Speaks- A resource for information about grieving children, teens and adults. It includes book lists, links, and specific loss information. 

 

Grief Support & Resources

 

Healing After Loss: Bereavement Help for the Correctional Community 

 

Hotlines & Crisis Numbers

 

How Children Understand Death & What You Should Say

 

How to Have the Talk- Steps for Initiating the Hospice Conversation

 

How to Talk to Children About Illness in the Family

 

Love, Loss and Parenting Is Forever- 3 phases of grief following the death of a child including, the loss, your response, and finally, ways to find meaning and create a life that honors your child to remember with more love than pain. 

 

Military One Casualty Assistance- Resource and guidance for military families during times of injury and loss.

 

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers

 

National Cancer Institute 

 

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

 

National Funeral Directors Association

 

New Ways to Think About Grief
 
Offering Support: What to Say (or Not) to a Grieving Animal Lover

 

Open to Hope- An online forum to support people who have experienced loss and to help them cope with their pain, heal their grief and invest in their future.

 

Preparing for the Death of a Terminally-Ill Loved One: What to Expect, and How to Help the Entire Family Move Forward

 

Professional Self-Care- This module underscores the important role of professional self-care for school personnel as they provide support to grieving students.

 

Red River Valley Hospice- A host of archived webinars for hospice care, as well as valuable resources for grief support. 

 

Resources for Caregivers and extended Family

 

SUDC Foundation Resources- resources for Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood.

 

Sudden- Guides for suddenly bereaved people.

 

Supporting Colleagues to Return to Work Following the Loss of a Baby or Child- Managers want to provide the best possible support for staff impacted by the death of a loved one. Death – especially the death of a baby or child – is an uncomfortable topic and many managers feel ill-equipped.

 

The Bereaved Employee: Returning to Work

 

The Grief Journey that Starts Before the Loss: Anticipatory Grief-When we open our hearts to a companion animal we must also prepare our hearts for the day when we say goodbye. 

 

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors- Tragedy assistance resource for anyone who has suffered the loss of a military loved one. 

 

Twinless Twin Support Group- International support network that provides mutual support for twins and other multiples who have lost their twin or multiple.

 

What Is PTSD and What Can We Do About It?

 

What’s your Grief? What’s Your Grief seeks to help people explore ideas, experiences, and concepts related to grief, coping, and life after loss.

 

Browse our library of resources below for online courses, books, helpful blog posts, and more.