Someone you loved has died. You are beginning a journey that is often frightening, painful and sometimes lonely. No words, written or spoken, can take away the pain you now feel.
The following organizations are additional sources of information, education and referral that may bring you some comfort and encouragement as you make a commitment to help yourself heal.
Funerals and Related Matters
National Organizations and Support Resources
National Self-Help Organizations
and Support Groups
AARP, Widowed Person's Services
Independent branches of this organization can be found by searching online for Widowed Persons Services and the name of your town and state.
American Association of Suicidology
Information and resources; referrals to suicide survivor groups.
Center for Loss and Life Transition
Resources, education and training, and referral for bereaved families; provides certificate program in Death and Grief studies for bereavement professionals.
The Compassionate Friends
Information and resources for bereaved families who have experienced the death of a child.
The Dougy Center
Information, education, referral and support for children and families; publishes a national directory of support programs for bereaved children.
Pregnancy and infant loss support.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
Education, resources and advocacy for bereaved families.
Parents of Murdered Children, Inc.
Information, resources and support for bereaved families.
Hospice Foundation of America
Assists those who cope either personally or professionally with terminal illness, death, and the process of grief. Also provides helpful resources for locating hospice care.
Provides seniors with information on how to determine the availability of death benefits.