In the spirit of nurturing the communities that have formed to serve people who are grieving, here are some you might want to check out. There are many more and I will add to this list as time goes on. You will also find book titles, magazine and research articles that will guide, support and perhaps inspire you to go deeper.
Click on the titles below to access the websites & book links.
What’s Your Grief - What’s Your Grief is a fantastic resource for all types of loss. It was founded by two mental health professionals who had their own journey with grief. Check out their recently published book “What’s Your Grief, Lists to Help You Through Any Loss”.
Good Grief - Good Grief is centered around providing support for children who have lost a parent, sibling, or caregiver.
Soaring Spirits International - Soaring Spirits’ goal is to connect widowed people with one another. And they do this well and through a number of innovative programs — Camp Widow, regional groups, widow penpals.
Modern Loss - One of my favorites! Modern Loss uses humor, albeit somewhat dark, to point a finger at the disconnection a grieving person perceives from the “outside world”. They are funny and poignant with their education about processing grief.
Modern Widows Club - An excellent place to begin if you’re newly widowed. Caroline Moore, the founder, has brilliant insights about navigating grief. If you’re lucky, there’s a local group in your area. If not, there are many resources and ways to connect online. Including an annual conference and clubs you can join — check out the Travel Club!!
Center For Loss - This organization is led by death educator and grief counselor Dr. Alan Wolfelt. They support people who are grieving as well as offer resources to grief work professionals.
Covid Grief Network - Was established to support and serve young adults who have lost someone through the Covid-19 Virus.
reimagine - reimagine takes loss and grief and channels that energy into meaningful action. They host community-driven events around the world, bringing creativity, connection and conversation to life’s challenges and reimagining how we can embrace and move through hard times.
GRIEF.COM - Founded by David Kessler is an author and expert on grief and loss. There are many resources, more books and information their website.
Hope For Widows Foundation - Offers support to women who have lost their life partner. Grounded in experience and community this site is a gem.
Have a book you love that I’ve missed? Let me know, I’ll add it here! Drop your book recommendation on my contact form click here.
Welcoming The Unwelcome by Pema Chödrön
The Grieving Brain by Mary-Frances O’Connor
Finding Meaning by David Kessler
The Body Keeps The Score by Bessel A. van der Kolk
It’s Ok That Your Not Ok by Megan Devine
Bearing The Unbearable by Joan Cacciatore, PhD
Inspire, Connect, Lead by Carolyn Moore, founder Modern Widows Club
What’s Your Grief by Eleanor Hayley and Litsa Williams
The Wild Edge of Sorrow by Francis Weller and Michael Lerner
What Do We Tell the Children? By Joseph M. Primo
The Anatomy of Grief by Dorothy P. Holing