The grieving process is simple and complex at the same time – while it is a simple matter to mentally acknowledge our grief at the loss of a loved one, the complex emotions and sometimes surprising intensity of them can leave anyone feeling overwhelmed.
While each person’s grief is an individual process, you do not have to go through it alone.
Center for Loss and Life Transition is a private organization located in Fort Collins, Colorado, dedicated to futhering our understanding of and compassion for the complex set of emotions we call grief.
AARP's Grief and Loss- Numerous links to a variety of grief and loss support articles and local resources, provided by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
Groww - A non-profit internet site offering a wide varietyof grief and bereavement resources.
GriefNet - A collection of resources of value to those experiencing loss and grief. Resources include numerous online support and discussion groups, a variety of articles and manuscripts, a bookstore, a memorial garden, and much more.
Growthhouse - Links to hospice and home care, bereavement, death with dignity, AIDS, and related topics in life-threatening illness.
Pregnancy and Neonatal Loss
The Hygeia Foundation - An online journal for pregnancy and neonatal loss. They also provide a 24/7 hotline for those in need.
A Place to Remember - support materials and resources for those who have been touched by a crisis in pregnancy or the death of a baby.
Loss of a Child or Infant
The Compassionate Friends, Inc.
PO Box 3696
Oak Brook, IL 60522-3696
A self-help support organization which offers friendship and understanding to families who are grieving the death of a child of any age, from any cause. Newsletter available.
2303 Indian Mound Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45212
For grieving children and their families. Offers a newsletter.
Loss of a Spouse
AARP Widowed Persons Service (AARP WPS)
601 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20049
AARP WPS is an outreach program in which trained widowed volunteers offer support to newly widowed persons of all ages.
THEOS Foundation, Inc. (They Help Each Other Spiritually)
1301 Clark Building
717 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Publishes THEOS magazine, books and organizational materials for widowed men and women and the professionals who work with them.
American Association of Suicidology
4201 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Information and support group resources for individuals touched by loss due to suicide.
National AIDS Network
1012 14th Street
Washington DC 20009