Below are some of the best local and national grief resources we have come across in the industry, there is something for everyone. COPE is locally based and has local bereavement events to attend where as Whats Your Grief and Modern Loss deal with grief in creative, modern and practical ways for anyone experiencing any kind of grief. They all have extensive off and online resources on their sites, we encourage you to sign up for their newsletters and explore their sites and blogs and even classes. Check back here regularly for updates and new resources to explore.
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. This project grew out of two friends’ separate experiences with sudden loss, and their struggle to find resources that weren’t too clinical, overtly religious, patronizing or, frankly, cheesy.
Allison Gilbert is an Emmy award-winning journalist and one of the most thought-provoking and influential writers on grief and resilience. The author of numerous books including the groundbreaking, Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive, her stirring work exposes the secret and essential factor for harnessing loss to drive happiness and rebound from adversity. Her website is an amazing resource for all subject pertaining to grief.
Two fantastic mental heath professionals with 20+ years of grief and bereavement experience have teamed up to create an extensively awesome website filled with grief education, exploration and expression both in practical and in creative ways, for every person and media choice. Please explore their incredible site and sign up for their weekly email.
There are a lot of phrases that piss off people grieving, but perhaps none so much as “I know just how you feel”. Ask someone grieving to list the most annoying things people said to them in their grief. I promise this will often be near the top of the list. It is often coupled closely with the similar, “oh this reminds me of when (insert their experience here)”. You would think people want empathy in grief, yet this common phrase doesn’t seem to do it. But why? What is the instinct to say this about? Why does it ruffle feathers?