Support Groups and Bereavement Resources 

 

Bereaved Families of Ontario 
Hamilton/Wentworth/Burlington
The Compassionate Friends 
Atlanta
Atlanta of NE Texas
Cape Cod
Malta
SE Texas Chapter
Troy, Michigan Chapter
Crisis, Grief and Healing 
Ethan's House 
Ethans House is a nonprofit company, formed to assist the bereaved in their search for comfort and hope. We strive to be a resource for the bereaved and nonbereaved alike, through writings, poetry, conversations, email support, newsletters, dedications, and a fathers network. We further hope to help educate those interested in learning about the special needs of the bereaved, and how best to help them as a group. 
Grief, Loss & Recovery 
GriefNet 
Growth House, Inc. 
Information about hospice care,death and dying issues, bereavement, AIDS, and HIV disease. 
Use Growth House search 
GROWW (Grief Recovery Online/Widows and Widowers) 
Begun as support for those who have lost a spouse, GROWW has expanded to include support for all types of loss. If you have access to AOL chat, you can join their chat rooms. The schedule is on the site. 
HAND 
Houston's Aid in Neonatal Death 
Hannah's Prayer 
Christian Support for Infertility, Pregnancy Loss, and Early Infant Death 
Hospice Hands 
An exhaustive index of hospice related information on the net 
Hygeia 
An online Journal for Pregnancy and Neonatal Loss 
M.E.N.D. 
Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death 
Mental Health Net 
Mothers in Sympathy & Support 
M.I.S.S. is a grass roots organization dedicated to supporting parents one to one after the death of an infant or young child. They also have a feature called "Net Pals" where parents can find other grieving parents with whom to communicate.
My Mom is a Survivor
Online Dictionary of Mental Health
Parents of Murdered Children 
Pen Parents
correspondence network for bereaved parents & grandparents 
A Place to Remember 
Uplifting support materials and resources for those who have been touched by a crisis pregnancy or the death of a baby. The "Remembrance Book" is a beautiful place to write a tribute to a lost baby. "Sharing" is a place where you can discuss issues surrounding your loss. They also offer an extensive list of Resources, both online and offline. 
Precious Children Remembered 
you can receive a book of poetry and a bi-monthly newsletter 
SAVE 
support for suicide survivors 
Sena Foundation 
offers free support for those going through catastrophic loss. Includes memorials, a webzine, a bulletin board and lots of other things. 
SIDS Information Home Site 
information and support on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome as well as other types of pregnancy and infant loss
Stillbirth, Miscarriage and Neonatal Death Support, Western Australia
United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
The Victims of Drunken Drivers Memorial Wall Foundation
WEBster's Death, Dying and Grief Guide

 

Online Chats and Email Lists for Bereaved Parents 

 

weekly Bereaved Father's Chat
Contact Rick Marceau 

Child of My Dreams
(After you have entered the site, choose "infertility" - From there, click on Community and then Chat to enter the Chat rooms.) Feel free to drop by any of them, and if you have any questions, send email to DEVERNE@aol.com
Thursdays -- 8:00 P.M. EST -- Miscarriage after Infertility
Thursdays -- 11:00 P.M. EST -- Loss of a Child after Infertility
GriefNet offers a number of grief-related email mailing lists.
Survivors of Suicide
email list
  One can subscribe by e-mailing
       suicide-survivors-request@research.canon.com.au
   and putting
        subscribe suicide-survivors
   in the body of the e-mail.
chat session every Wednesday and Sunday 9-11 EST. 
   The java version may be accessed via the web at
       http://www.after-death.com/
   Regular irc-ers can connect via the ADC server:
     irc.after-death.com port:7000
     then /join #SOS to enter chat room 

 

Columns 

 

Living Through Loss 
An essay on grieving by a bereaved father 
Rage Makes Me Strong 
an article written by a Susan Coen, who lost her only child in the Lockerbee, Scotland plane disaster 

 

Miscellaneous sites related to grieving 

 

After-Death Communications 
Children's Cancer Web
George Anderson
Information about the support programs offered by the noted spiritualist. Carol's note: The most comforting thing I have done in my grief is to read We Don't Die.
Guide to InterNet Resources for Cancer
National Funeral Directors Association 
Source Music recording titled Together We Can Heal 
Sponsored by the Pikes Peak Hospice, this innovative & sensitive recording specifically addresses the difficult issues surrounding the loss of a loved one. 

 

Sites to inspire you 

 

Utilize Rather than Control Negative Emotions 
Debbi Dickenson 
A grieving mother who is available to speak on grief issues.