You don't have to go through the grieving process alone

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. We have seen the incredible transformation that occurs in (13) weeks through GriefShare. Many people are paralyzed and isolated in their grief. At the end of the course, many friendships have formed providing so much hope and encouragement. We would highly recommend attending a GriefShare group! You can locate a group using the locator on their website.

“A Season of Grief” Daily Emails 
Sign up for a year’s worth of encouragement and reminders of the recovery process. Very highly recommended!

Find a GriefShare Group Meeting Near You 
If you don’t do anything else, find a group and join others who have been down a similar path.


Supporting Family After a Child Dies

Whether your family has had a child die (at any age from any cause) or you are trying to help those who have gone through this life altering experience, The Compassionate Friends exists to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the natural grieving process.


Helping People Find Hope After Loss

Open to Hope provides an online forum to support people who have experienced loss: to help them cope with their pain, heal their grief and invest in their future People can share inspirational stories of loss and love. We encourage visitors to read, listen and share their stories of hope and compassion.


for all who are grieving child loss & infertility

Founded in 2012, Still Standing Magazine shares stories from around the world of writers surviving the aftermath of loss, infertility – and includes information on how others can help. This is a page for all grieving parents. The focus of this magazine includes giving a voice to grief and trauma that comes with loss and infertility, connecting people around the world who have had similar life experiences, and becoming a resource for friends, family, and medical professionals so they know how to provide support.


Stories of rising from the ashes and coming alive

The On Coming Alive Project is a movement of people rising from the ashes and coming alive. The project features a diverse group of stories on the topics of abuse, addiction, death, depression/anxiety, divorce, domestic violence, illness, rape, and suicide. On Coming Alive was created as a platform for those who have suffered to share their stories of survival and their wisdom with the world.

The On Coming Alive project is founded on the belief that there is hope because of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. On Coming Alive also recognizes that suffering is universal. Suffering knows no age, no ethnicity, no gender, and no religious belief. We all suffer and, because of this, On Coming Alive welcomes all who are hurting to enter into this community, with the hope of leading the hurting out of the darkness.


Building resilience and finding meaning

OptionB.Org is dedicated to helping you build resilience in the face of adversity—and giving you the tools to help your family, friends, and community build resilience too. Here, you can read and share personal stories, join groups for solidarity and support, and find information from experts.


Grace, Grief, and Gratitude

Shelley has some very inspiring and touching writing about grief and loss on her blog where she dives into dark grief places with those who suffer there and throw a lifeline of hope. In February of 2002, Shelley's oldest son, seventeen-year-old Joseph, died in a single-vehicle car crash. She discovered that grief recovery is a lifelong process and that she is never alone. You aren’t either.


To the Brink and Back

"If you have ever loved a child, then you understand what it’s like to love someone more than you love life itself. If you have ever lost a child, then you understand more about hell than anyone could possibly be expected to know. This isn’t something you get over. Only those who have lost a child can understand the depths to which this pain travels." - Kelly Farley

Kelly Farley wants all grieving dads to know that they are not alone in their grief. The best thing any father can do is to reach out for help and to know it is not a sign of “weakness” to do so. Instead, it’s a sign of courage and strength — the kind that’s required to face this battle head on.


The National Center for Grieving Children & Families

The mission of The Dougy Center is to provide support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults and their families grieving a death can share their experiences. The Dougy Center was founded in 1982 by Beverly Chappell in tribute to Dougy Turno, a young boy who died of an inoperable brain tumor at age 13. Before meeting Dougy, Bev was a registered nurse who had worked in the area of death and dying since 1974. Through her work, she found most people were uncomfortable when faced with death and grief and that doctors, clergy, hospital staff, and school personnel often did not have the training to support children in their grief. This reality inspired Bev to attend the first of many seminars and lectures by Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, pioneer and author in the field of death and dying.


for suicide loss survivors

The Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors was created by survivors for survivors. As a 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit, they provide online healing support and other services for people who are coping with devastating loss to suicide. They have an online forum operates like a 24/7 support group. Their website contains support resources and information on the survivor experience.


"We, as bereaved parents, help grieving parents and families rebuild their lives following the death of a child."

Bereaved Parents of the USA was founded in 1995 by a group of bereaved parents from across the country to offer support, understanding, encouragement and hope to fellow bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents after the death of their loved one.


No child should have to grieve alone.

The National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) is a nonprofit organization that raises awareness about the needs of children and teens who are grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who supports them. Through the collective voice of members and partners they educate, advocate and raise awareness about childhood bereavement. The NAGC is a nationwide network comprised of professionals, institutions and volunteers who promote best practices, educational programming and critical resources to facilitate the mental, emotional and physical health of grieving children and their families.