Grief Resources

Life has many difficult paths that we travel, for some families death is the most challenging of all. The many emotions and changes families will face may be overwhelming. Below are local support groups that are able to help and guide families throughout their grieving process. There are many other support groups and it is always advisable to seek professional help.

Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation

Center for Loss
Dr. Alan Wolfelt is known around the world for his compassionate messages of hope and healing in grief. Below is a list of resources available through his GriefWords Library.

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Grief: General

These thoughtful articles provide guidance and direction for anyone touched by grief.

Helping Yourself With Grief

Someone you love has died. You are now faced with the difficult, but important, need to mourn. Mourning is the open expression of your thoughts and feelings regarding the death and the person who died. It is an essential part of healing. The following articles provide many practical suggestions to help you move toward healing in your unique grief journey

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Helping Others With Grief

A friend has experienced the death of someone loved. How can you help? The following articles provide many practical suggestions for helping others with grief:

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For and About Grieving Children and Teenagers

Children and teenagers have special needs following the death of a friend or family member. The following articles provide wonderful insight in helping children and teens understand and express their grief.

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Funerals, Memorials, Cremation and Related Topics

The days following the death of a loved one can be filled with sadness and confusion. The following articles can help you understand the importance of the rituals surrounding death.