Grief Counseling

There are many reputable groups and organizations that offer help and advice for dealing with this very difficult time – including:

  • Religious organizations
  • Mental health or counseling centers
  • Community centers
  • Hospitals or hospices – ask for the bereavement coordinator, social worker, or chaplain’s office for a referral
  • Social service agencies
  • Hospices
  • Online communities
  • Libraries (books about grieving)

Online resources
We’ve compiled a list of online resources as a place to start.

The Centering Corporation
This nonprofit organization is dedicated to providing education and resources for the bereaved.

Find a support group using this reputable site.

Grief support after a child dies
The Compassionate Friends is a nonprofit organization devoted to helping families who have suffered the loss of a child.

The International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA)
This trade organization offers guides and resources for consumers.

Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC)
ADEC is a professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence in death education, bereavement counseling, and care of the dying.