|Alive Alone: Founded by Kay Bevington, Alive Alone
is an organization for the education and charitable purposes to benefit
bereaved parents, whose only child or all children are deceased, by
providing a self-help network and publications to promote communication
and healing, to assist in resolving their grief, and a means to
reinvest their lives for a positive future.
Association of Suicidology: A national organization
offering resources for suicide prevention and the survivors of suicide
(SOS). They provide a newsletter, a directory of resources for suicide
prevention, conferences, and referrals to local SOS chapters.
Parents Page: Provided by Dr. Claudio Pisani, a bereaved
father from Italy, in honor of his deceased son, Nicola. Lots of
resources including other websites, message board, ADCs, NDEs,
conferences, photos, and more.
|Association for Death Education & Counseling (ADEC):
This is a multi-disciplinary professional organization dedicated to
promoting excellence in death education, bereavement counseling, and
care of the dying. Based on theory and quality research, ADEC provides
information, support, and resources to its multicultural membership
and, through them, to the public.
Parents of the USA: A nationwide organization designed to aid and
support bereaved parents and their families who are struggling to
survive their grief after the death of a child.
Bouquets: They offer 'live' monarch butterfly releases, as well as
inspirational stories involving butterflies, including the entire
Chapter 14 "Butteflies & Rainbows" from Hello From Heaven! This
site is an excellent place to post your own inspirational butterfly
|Caregiving Online: Wellness for caregivers of an
aging relative, friend or neighbor. Their online support service is
provided by the Caregiving newsletter.
Compassionate Friends: An international nonprofit, 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. They have learned that the death of our child has caused a pain
that can best be understood fully by another bereaved parent. Check out
Canada and TCF Western Australia
|The Dougy Center for Grieving Children: The Dougy
Center was the first center in the US to provide peer support groups
for grieving children. The Dougy Center is a non-profit organization
which is totally privately supported and does not charge a fee for
services. The mission of The Dougy Center for Grieving Children is to
provide to families in Portland and the surrounding region loving
support in a safe place where children, teens and their families
grieving a death can share their experiences as they move through their
healing process. Through their National Center for Grieving Children
and Families they also provide support and training locally, nationally
and internationally to individuals and organizations seeking to assist
children in grief.
Recovery:This site offers a repository of poetry, articles and
memoirs dealing with grief, loss and recovery, a grief support
discussion forum and online memorials.
Support Services: This online service is a program of National
Grief Support Services, a nonprofit, charitable organization. Its
purpose is for "building an international web site that will deliver
comprehensive grief support, education, teleconference counseling &
classes, books, publications, music, virtual memorials and tributes,
along with a host of other grief related services and
products." This site is currently under construction.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross: Elisabeth Kubler-Ross is a psychiatrist and
the author of the groundbreaking On Death and Dying. She has earned a
place as the best-loved and most-respected authority on the subject.
Now in her seventies, she has spent most of her life working with the
dying. She has spent many years speaking to standing room only
audiences and writing over twenty books on the subject, including: To
Live Until We Say Good-Bye, On Children and Death, AIDS the Ultimate
Challenge and her autobiography, The Wheel of Life.
|A Love Eternal: This site is dedicated to a
love eternal. A love first born 32 years ago when Bassim
and Madeleine met in college and married upon graduation.
"We have loved each other deeply and reverently through the years. We
have raised a family of two fine, young men. Then as we had just
embarked upon a new chapter in our life, enjoying the fruits
of our labor, Bassim suddenly passed from this life into the
Support: This site was designed for any and all people who are
suffering from the loss of a child through miscarriage. Losing a child
to miscarriage is one of the worst experiences a person can go through,
and this is a place where you may come and share your story, ask
questions, or simply talk with others who understand what you are going
through. Of course, all friends and family members of those who have
lost a baby are welcome here as well, and encouraged to share their
thoughts, questions, and/or feelings.
in Sympathy & Support: A safe haven for parents to share their
grief after the death of a child. MISS provides support to parents
enduring the tragedy of stillbirth, neonatal death and infant death
from any cause including SIDS, congenital anomalies, and trisomy 13.
They also offer the Missing Angels on-line newsletter.
|MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving): Mothers
Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is more than just a bunch of angry moms.
We're real people, moms, dads, young people, and other individuals just
trying to make a difference. We are determined to stop drunk driving
and to support victims of this violent crime.
|Mothers of Angels:
A support group of mothers, for mothers who are suffering through the
loss of a child. This child can be of any age and the loss through any
circumstance. Mothers of Angels was created on March 20, 2004, out of a
need for support and understanding. This is a very painful journey and
one that may be made a little easier with the love and understanding of
other moms who are also walking this path.
|National Hospice Organization (NHO): The only
non-profit organization devoted entirely to promoting and maintaining
quality hospice care for terminally ill persons and their families. NHO
offers referrals to more than 2,100 hospices, a national newsletter,
magazine, volunteer and professional conferences, and related support
|Oasis Friends: "One Another Strong Interconnected
in Spirit" is a website united by the common experience of loss, we
seek to support and strengthen one another through life's traumas and
transitions. "We are a loving community, an inner-network of people who
join together to work with our grief- to communicate it, to
experience it , to understand it, and by embracing it, allow it to
transform ... from grief to gratitude, through sorrow to
inner-strength, through tragedy to triumph."
|Pen-Parents: An international correspondence
network for bereaved parents. They match participants by the type of
death and the age of their children, which allows them to give each
other mutual support and encouragement. Pen-Parents offers a quarterly
newsletter and other bereavement publications.
|Parents of Murdered Children, Inc.: The only
national self-help organization dedicated solely to the aftermath and
prevention of murder. They make a difference through ongoing emotional
support, education, prevention, advocacy, and awareness.
Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support: SHARE is a not-for-profit
nondenominational organization providing support to those whose lives
are touched by the tragic death of a baby through early pregnancy loss,
stillbirth or newborn death. All information packets, correspondence,
and support are free of charge for bereaved parents.
A national organization supporting families who have suffered sudden
infant death syndrome. SIDS Alliance has more than 50 local chapters
and offers a newsletter and conferences.
|SIDS Network: Dedicated to eliminate Sudden Infant
Death Syndrome through the support of SIDS research projects, provide
support for those who have been touched by the tragedy of Sudden Infant
Death Syndrome, and raise public awareness of Sudden Infant Death
Syndrome through education.
|Suicide Information & Education Centre (SIEC):
The largest English language suicide information resource center and
library in the world. SIEC has extensive information on suicide
prevention and intervention efforts and trends. They offer a newsletter
and referrals to local support services. Whether you are working with a
suicidal person or trying to develop a suicide prevention strategy for
your community, addressing suicide is a real challenge. Yet we know
suicide can be prevented. You, your organization and your community can
save lives, if you know how. The goal of the Suicide Prevention
Training Programs (SPTP) is to provide skill training that increases
caregiver competence and confidence while improving community
|The Survivors of
Suicide web site is an independently owned and operated web site
and is in no way associated with any specific group, organization or
religious affiliation. The purpose of the Survivors Of Suicide web site
is to help those who have lost a loved one to suicide resolve their
grief and pain in their own personal way.The grief that survivors of
suicide experience is unique. The questions often left behind are at
times unbearable. It is my hope that this site will offer information
that will help answer some of those questions, as well as provide a
safe place for survivors and friends of survivors to share their
struggle and pain and offer comfort and understanding to others who
have experienced a similar loss.
Murder & Manslaughter: SAMM is a UK organization that offers
bereavement and practical support for friends and families of murder
and manslaughter victims, including referrals by local police, social
workers, and mental health professionals.
In Heaven: This website highlights two women's (Robin & Kaye)
ongoing spiritual journeys of receiving, and learning to accept and
cherish after-death communications from their deceased loves. Robin and
Kaye each have a page on this website recounting their individual
experiences with ADCs which are relayed in a "story telling" manner.
There is also a poetry page of poems targeted at the grieving to uplift
and give hope of eternal life. There is soothing background music for
each individual page. Credits, author names, and links to graphics used
have all been carefully explored and credited on this website.
|T*A*P*S The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors:
A national non-profit MILITARY bereavement support organization made up
of, and providing services to, all those who have lost a loved one on
'active' duty with the U.S. Armed Forces. They also offer grief
counseling referral, case worker assistance and crisis information, all
available to help families and military personnel cope and recover.
Don't miss their annual Conference in Washington, D.C.
|Tom Golden's "Crisis, Grief, and Healing": A place
men and women can browse to understand and honor the many different
paths to heal strong emotions. Tom Golden LCSW of Washington D.C. is an
internationally known psychotherapist, author, and speaker on the topic
of healing from loss.
A site for self-help, support, and recovery issues. They offer message
boards, chat rooms, and a variety of support and recovery resources.
This an organization comprised of nearly 1900 twinless twins. They
gather annually for a conference to share with and encourage each
other. Between conferences, they telephone, write, and email each
other. Many twinless have found this communion with other twinless
twins an immense help in their lives. Twinless twins can understand
each other's feelings like nobody else can.
|WidowNet: An information and support resource for,
and by, widows and widowers. Topics covered include grief, bereavement,
recovery, and other information helpful to those who have suffered the
death of a spouse.
|Wings: Information and inspiration for the
bereaved and caregivers. Wings is a quarterly magazine that delivers
real stories about real people on their journey through grief.