Helpful Websites for Grieving
We value community service and acknowledge that everyone needs different levels of help. Perhaps you’re considering therapy but want to learn more about it first. Perhaps you are just starting to gather resources about grief and loss. We would like to assist you in any way we can. We have provided a list of several websites about grief programs or about grief.
We hope you’ll feel free to call us with questions about grief and loss resources or for a free consultation at 773-274-4600.
- Over the years, The Center has worked with Willow House in various ways including being on their preferred provider list for Grief related cases. Willow House is a leader in family bereavement services and we refer to them often. Feel free to check out their website for further information!
- “Undoing isolation for young adults grieving the illness or death of someone close to COVID-19.” COVID Grief Network: https://www.covidgriefnetwork.org
- Grief support for suicide loss survivors: https://save.org/what-we-do/grief-support/
- “To put it simply, this website is about grief. That probably sounds oversimplified, but grief is a complex, heavy, frustrating, scary, enormous…ahem, big topic. It starts with a death and envelopes everyone from family to friends, to friends of family and friends. Not only is grief an emotional, logistical, and existential nightmare, but it is taxing. It requires us to navigate the world without someone important, deal with complex feelings and emotions, and figure out ways to move forward when everything seems kind of bleak.” https://whatsyourgrief.com/
- “Helping you cope with life after loss using meditation for grief, yoga and journaling.” http://mindfulnessandgrief.com/
- “It’s OK to not be OK. If your life has exploded into a million little bits, you don’t need platitudes. You don’t need cheerleading. You don’t need to be told this all happened for a reason. You certainly don’t need to be told that you needed your pain in order to learn something about life. Some things cannot be fixed. They can only be carried.” http://www.refugeingrief.com/
- “Led by grief counselor and educator Dr. Alan Wolfelt, we are an organization dedicated to helping people who are grieving and those who care for them. Perhaps someone you love has died, or you want to help a grieving friend or family member. Or maybe you are a professional or volunteer grief caregiver. Either way, we are here to offer resources and understanding.” https://www.centerforloss.com/grief/im-grieving-loss/
- “Modern Loss is a place to share the unspeakably taboo, unbelievably hilarious, and unexpectedly beautiful terrain of navigating your life after a death. Beginners welcome.” http://modernloss.com/
- This site aims to offer hope, comfort and support for survivors of suicide loss. Jessica and Becky met through Catholic Charities’ Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide support group in Chicago after losing their fathers to suicide within five months of each other. Both had the desire to elevate the discussion about suicide in an attempt to give a voice to those seeking support and encouragement. http://www.oursideofsuicide.com/
- Help4Grief.com is designed specifically to connect bereaved clients in Chicagoland with experienced grief specialists. This professional site allows each seeker of help to easily find excellent resources to meet their need.
- Barr-Harris Children’s Grief Center provides counseling services to bereaved children and their families; makes these services accessible to underserved communities; and provides training and consultation about childhood grief for those who work directly with children or indirectly on their behalf. http://barrharris.org/
- Buddy’s Place is Pillars’ childhood grief program, which offers family-based support groups to grieving children, teens, and their families. Buddy’s Place is committed to providing a safe, accepting, and supportive environment where each family can come and express their grief and connect with others in a group setting. There is no charge to attend the programs offered by Buddy’s Place. https://pillarscommunity.org/services/child-and-family-services/buddys-place/
- Located in Portland, Oregon, The Dougy Center provides a safe place for children, teens, young adults and their families who are grieving a death to share their experiences. We do this through peer support groups, education, and training. https://www.dougy.org/
- The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors offers compassionate care to all those grieving the loss a military loved on. https://www.taps.org/
- Will CarryOn is about sharing miscarriage, stillbirth and loss resources, and about sharing hope. It is for ourselves and those who follow us. Started by Erin Kuhn-Krueger in 2011 as a place to heal after the loss of their 4th child, Will CarryOn provides shared experiences and a collection of resources that are essential to survival. It does not take the place of these resources, rather serves as a conduit to guide those in need to the support that will best help them. https://willcarryon.wordpress.com/
- The National Organization of Parents Of Murdered Children makes the difference through on-going emotional support, education, prevention, advocacy, and awareness. http://www.pomc.com/index.html
- The American Association of Suicidology
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- Alliance of Hope for Suicide Survivors