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.
Mesothelioma Hub is a helpful source for the latest information about mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses. Their mission is simple: to connect mesothelioma patients and their families with the educational, medical, grief and legal resources they need.
COPE is a non profit grief and healing organization dedicated to helping parents and families living
with the loss of a child.
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.
I don’t think there is one source to blame for the widely-held belief that the first year of grief is the hardest. In fact, I’d guess it comes largely from humans trying to rationally make sense of grief’s trajectory. If you can get through the first year, then you have some ‘practice’ with grief. So logically year two must be easier, right?
Not exactly. No surprise, there are a lot of gray areas.