Grief Care

Managing Your Grief


GRIEF:  "IS REACHING OUT FOR SOMEONE WHO'S ALWAYS BEEN THERE,
ONLY TO FIND WHEN YOU NEED THEM THE MOST, ONE LAST TIME, THEY'RE GONE."


The death of a loved one is life's most painful event. People's reactions to death remain one of society's least understood and most off-limits topics for discussion. Oftentimes, grievers are left totally alone in dealing with their pain, loneliness, and isolation.


Grief is a natural emotion that follows death. It hurts. Sadness, denial, guilt, physical discomfort, and sleeplessness are some of the symptoms of grief. It is like an open wound which must become healed. At times, it seems as if this healing will never happen.

While some of life's spontaneity begins to return, it never seems to get back to the way it was. It is still incomplete. We know, however, that these feelings of being incomplete can disappear.


Healing is a process of allowing ourselves to feel, experience, and accept the pain. In other words, we give ourselves permission to heal. Allowing ourselves to accept these feelings is the beginning of that process.


The healing process can take much less time than we have been led to believe. There are two missing parts. One is a safe, loving, professionally guided atmosphere in which to express our feelings; the other is knowing how and what to communicate.


When you're feeling intense grief, it's important to see help. Below are a few organizations that provide grief resources.

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The following are some resources that will help you in your grieving process:

AARP Grief and Loss

601 E Street NW DC 20049
Phone: 888-687-2277

https://community.aarp.org/t5/Grief-Loss/bd-p/GriefLoss

Provides a collection of grief and loss resources for the whole family, plus a Grief Support Line and an online support community. 

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Alive Alone

1112 Champaign Drive Van Wert OH 45891
Email: alivalon@bright.net
https://www.alivealone.org/


Alive Alone is an organization for the education and charitable purposes to benefit bereaved parent.

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American Cancer Society

Phone: 800-227-2345

https://www.cancer.org/


This organization provides support programs and services. 

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American SIDS Institute

528 Raven Way
Naples, Florida 34110
239-431-5425

https://www.sids.org/


Provides research, education, and support for families dealing with SIDS.

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Bereaved Parents of the USA

National Office
c/o Katherine Corrigan
5 Vanek Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603-5403

https://www.bereavedparentsusa.org


Bereaved Parents of the USA (BP/USA) is a national non-profit self-help group that offers support, understanding, compassion and hope especially to newly bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings struggling to rebuild their lives after the death of their children, grandchildren or siblings. 

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Center for Loss

3735 Broken Bow Road Fort Collins CO 80526
Phone: (970) 226-6050
Email: DrWolfelt@centerforloss.com

https://www.centerforloss.com


The Center for Loss is dedicated to "companioning" grieving people as they mourn transitions and losses that transform their lives. 

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Compassionate Friends

1346 Ravens View Drive, Victoria BC, V9B 6P7, Canada
Toll Free: 1 866 823 0141

Email: nationaloffice@tcfcanada.net 

http://tcfcanada.net


Offers grief support after the death of a child, to help transform the pain of grief into the elixir of hope. 

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Dying, Loss, and Grief - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Email: david@grief.com

https://grief.com

Grief Inc.

4227 S. Meridian, Ste C-363 Puyallup WA 98373-5963
Phone: 888-564-6018
Fax: 206-339-5486
Email: tony@griefinc.com

http://www.griefinc.com


Grief Inc. is the official home of Darcie Sims, Tony Sims, and Alicia Sims Franklin. Darcie and Alicia are internationally recognized public speakers on the topics of grief and grief support.

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Grief and Loss.com

Email: Kevin@GriefAndLoss.com

http://griefandloss.com


Provides grief support services to help with the healing process.

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LIVING WITH LOSS™ Magazine

PO Box 101 Eckert CO 81418
Phone: 888-604-4673
Email: grief@livingwithloss.com

https://livingwithloss.com



This magazine (formerly known as Bereavement Magazine) features articles, stories, poems and resources for the bereaved by grief educators and presenters, facilitators and caregivers, authors and writers, and most important the bereaved themselves.

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National SHARE Office

St. Joseph Health Center
300 First Capitol Drive
St. Charles, Missouri 63301-2893
1-(800)-821-6819 or (636) 947-6164
Email: share@nationalshareoffice.com


Their mission is to serve those whose lives who are touched by the tragic death of a baby through early pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or in the first few months of life.

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The Grief Blog

Website: http://thegriefblog.com


The Grief Blog is an interactive forum created by mother/daughter team Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley offering hope, guidance, and support, to those who have suffered the loss of a loved one.

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Widow Net

PO Box 112 Timnath CO 80547
http://www.widownet.org


This organization is the first online information and self-help resource for, and by, widows and widowers who have suffered the death of a spouse or life partner.

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Fernside

4360 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242
Phone: 513-246-9140
Fax: 513-246-9350

https://www.fernside.org


Fernside is a non-profit organization offering support and advocacy to grieving families who have experienced a death.

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