Resources

Books

  • Journeys with Grief: A compilation of articles from the Journeys Newsletter published by the Hospice Foundation of America.
    Cost: $9.95
    Link to purchase: hospicefoundation.org
  • The Widower’s Toolbox: Repairing Your Life After Losing Your Spouse by G.J. Schaefer
    Although it is written for widowers, many of the suggestions are universal for anyone grieving the loss of a spouse. Paperback: $11.46 Kindle: $9.99
    Link to purchase: Amazon
  • A Child’s View of Grief: A Guide for Parents by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D
    Written as a guide for parents, teachers, and other adults working with children or teens experiencing grief.Paperback $6.26 Kindle: $5.49
    Link for purchase: Amazon
  • On Grief & Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and David A. Kessler
    Paper back $12.65 Kindle $10.38
    Link for purchase: Amazon
  • Fire in My Heart, Ice In My Veins by Enid Samuel Traismann
    This is a journal for teens to use to help them with their grief.
    Website and book: http://fireinmyheartjournal.com

Newsletters

  • Journeys Newsletter: This is a 4 page monthly newsletter offering support and advice. It is a publication from the Hospice Foundation of America, and an annual subscription is $25.00.
    Link: http://store.hospicefoundation.org/home.php?cat=1
  • A Journey Together. This is a free, quarterly newsletter available for download from the website of the National Bereaved Parents of the USA. Topics are specific to coping with the loss of a child. Link to newsletter: http://bereavedparentsusa.org/BP_NatlNews.htm
  • We Need Not Walk Alone. Four issues each year published by Compassionate Friends. Subscriptions are $20 if mailed to a residence. Free subscriptions for the electronic version can be obtained through submitting an email address. The magazine and newsletter have articles written by and for parents, siblings, and grandparents.
    Link to subscribe: Subscribe
  • Widow’s Voice. Online, daily newsletter written by and for widows and widowers of all ages.

Online Resources

  • Dougy Center: www.doughy.com
    The Doughy Center provides support and resources for children, teens, young adults, and adults who are grieving a death. They have books and brochures in English and Spanish. Their website also has specific tools, activities, and sections for each of these groups.
  • National Widowers’ Organization: www.nationalwidowers.org
    This online non-profit community addresses the specific needs of men who are grieving a death. They have guest columns and an excellent list of books that might be of interest.
  • National Alliance for Grieving Children: http://childrengrieve.org/resources-0
    The website has numerous resources to help children, teens, and families deal with death and grief. The organization focuses on increasing awareness and the needs of children and teens through education and resources for the general public, as well as for professionals working in the area of grief and loss.
  • National Bereaved Parents of the USA: www.bereavedparentsusa.org
    This website is written in English and Spanish and developed for parents who have lost a child. There are articles, poems, and brochures that might be comforting to those grieving a loss. The Lowcountry has a chapter of National Bereaved Parents of the USA, and you can learn more about their activities at the Low Country website: http://bereavedparentsusa.org/BP_Ch_South_Carolina.htm
  • Compassionate Friends: www.compassionatefriends.org
    This website provides online support through live chats, books, brochures, videos, and a link to legacy.com to create an online memorial for a loved one.
  • Legacy.com: http://memorialwebsites.legacy.com/tour.aspx
    Online website that assists individuals in designing and setting up virtual memorials to honor and celebrate the legacy of a loved one.
  • Soaring Spirits International Foundation: http://www.sslf.org/
    This is a website that builds, creates, and maintains communities for widows and widowers around the world. Programs include Camp Widow, Widowed Village, Widowed Pen Pal, regional groups, a newsletter, and links to other online websites. This website is for individuals of all ages.
  • AARP- Caregiving Resource Center- Grief and Loss
    http://www.aarp.org/home-family/caregiving/grief-and-loss/
    The AARP Caregiving Resource Center has a special section with information and resources related to grief and loss. These include Saying Goodbye, Healing Process, and Memories and Legacy.
  • Grief’s Journey
    www.griefsjourney.com
    This is a great website for individuals who have lost a spouse or life partner. Sections include Do-It-Yourself, Discussion Forums, Dealing with Special Days, articles/books/audio/video selections/magazines, Children’s Issues, and list of other online resources.
  • Fire in my Heart, Ice in my Veins
    http://fireinmyheartjournal.com/
    This website provides teens who are grieving with an anonymous, online environment to journal or upload artwork related to their feelings surrounding the loss they experienced. A hardcopy journal can be purchased if teens would prefer not to journal online. Link to purchase journal: Amazon
  • Hello, Grief
    http://www.hellogrief.org/

This website is  for teens, parents, mentors, and friends needing information on grief and loss following the loss of a parent or sibling.  It provides a forum for community support, interactive Memorial Walls for sharing and remembering, articles and blogs with stories and opinions, and lists of resources.  It was developed and maintained by Comfort Zone Camp, Inc.