he death of a loved one, at any age, can be one of – if not the greatest events, that we as human beings will face in our lifetime.
The finality of death may be more than overwhelming for many of us. There are no magic words and no amount of wishing or hoping that can change death’s impact on each of our lives. Below, I have listed some websites that, through my twenty plus years of practicing as a licensed funeral director, may be helpful to you during the coping process.
Parents, although I have listed below some very good pages for children, which are perfectly safe for them to be exposed to and to interact with; it is still no substitute for you as a parent to sit with your child and work through with them. In fact, you may learn a great deal more about each other and form a greater lasting family bond by doing this.
NEVER think for a moment that something is “wrong with you” because you cannot come to terms with the death of a loved one.
NEVER feel ashamed or
feel out of place for not knowing where to turn!
Others around you, family members, trusted friends and even strangers like us – never want to see any human being hurt so bad!
All of us will try and help you the best way we know how or will direct you to someone specifically trained to help you, where we cannot; to come to terms with your loss.
With a strong faith in God, a supportive network of family and
trusted friends, you will be happy again!
Please ask us to help, day or night – we are there for you – we care about you! firstname.lastname@example.org
|www.thehealingplaceinfo.org Grief Support for Families|
|www.upmccancercenters.com Cancer Support Groups|
|www.opentohope.com Online Grief Support|
|www.suicidegrief.com Information and support for those touched by suicide|
|www.alivealone.org 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.|
|www.fortnet.org An information and self-help resource for and by, widows and widowers.|
|www.hospicefoundation.org Understanding hospice care and programs, read excerpts from hospice publications, order books and videos and learn about the annual bereavement teleconference which is co-sponsored by The Hospice Foundation and The Compassionate Friends.|
|www.aarp.org AARP Grief and Loss|
|www.caregiver.org National Center on Care Giving|
|www.grieflossrecovery.com Grief Loss and Recovery|
|www.mayoclinic.com Mayo Clinic: Coping with Reminders|
|www.childgrief.org Child Grief|
|www.bible.com What does the Bible say About Grief?|
|www.journeyofhearts.org Recovering from losses and significant life changes|
A website of information and inspiration in the areas of illness and
dying, loss and grief, healthy care giving, life’s transitions and
|www.rivendell.org An internet community consisting of more than 35 e-mail support groups and websites. Their integrated approach to online grief support, provides help to people working through loss and grief issues of all types. Their companion site, KIDSAID, provides a safe environment for kids and their parents to seek information and answer questions.|
A non-profit site offering a wide
variety of grief & bereavement resources.
A safe and wonderful place for kids to share and to help each other deal
with each others grief issues. It’s a place for kids to share and deal with
their feelings, to share artwork and stories and to talk about pets. There are
even fun games and contests. KIDSAID is owned and operated by GriefNet.
Mother’s in Sympathy
and Support is what it stands for. A non-profit, volunteer based
organization committed to providing emergency support to parents after
the death of their baby with particular emphasis on: stillborn,
neonatal, premature birth, congenital anomalies, SIDS and any child’s
|www.renew.net Renowned specialists in Crisis Management for schools and organizations|
|www.compassionatefriends.org Grief support after the death of a child. The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families in the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child and to provide information to help others be supportive.|
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