365 Days of Healing
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Just One of Many
Here’s one example of our 365 Days of Healing emails, designed to offer advice, tell stories, and otherwise help you heal.
Grief & Healing Websites
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences.
Web Healing offers grief discussion boards where you can talk with others who are grieving or browse recommended books on grief.
The Compassionate Friends
Whether your family has had a child die (at any age, from any cause), or you are helping those who have gone through this life-altering experience, The Compassionate Friends exists to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the grieving process as a parent.
Hospice of Mercy
Mercy offers a variety of support groups for those experiencing different kinds of death loss. Each group serves as a resource for a specific type of loss. Every group is here to provide support and comfort. In grieving, we need to reach out. That's where our bereavement support groups can help.
St. Luke's Hospital Bereavement Resources
Bereavement support is an important part of the services provided by UnityPoint Hospice. The ability to cope after a loved one's death is often dependent upon the support system of each individual. This support system may include family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, recreational groups and faith communities.
Foundation 2 is a not-for-profit human service agency that offers crisis prevention and intervention programs to people of all ages. We are committed to positive youth development, suicide prevention, and helping build the foundation for stronger and healthier families and safer communities for everyone.
Center For Loss & Life Transition
Founded in 1983 by Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt, the Center for Loss and Life Transition is dedicated to “companioning” grieving people as they mourn transitions and losses that transform their lives.
Children & Grief
When a loved one dies, it can be difficult to know how to help kids cope with the loss, particularly as you work through your own grief. By being open and honest, encouraging communication, and sharing your own feelings, you and your children can cope with painful times and begin your healing journey together.
The following links provide more detailed information on topics related to helping children and teens cope with loss.
When Families Grieve™
This guide was created by Sesame Workshop, the educational organization behind Sesame Street. It explores children's understanding of death and offers information about communicating, ideas for coping together, and ways to move forward with your children after a loss.
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Helpful Children's Books
This list from Allina Health recommends children’s books that deal with death and grief. There are suggestions for children of all ages, from preschool to age 12. They also have books for different types of losses, such as the loss of a parent, sibling, grandparent, friend, or pet. With these books, you can start a meaningful conversation with your child and help them understand their feelings.
Here you'll find a Huffington Post article by Judith Acosta containing advice and guidance from her book Verbal First Aid, which counsels parents on ways to help kids heal from fear and pain in a variety of situations, including the death of a loved one. If you find the advice in the article helpful, you may want to read her book for even more insight.