Enjoy this helpful collection of online grief services and resources.
A life too brief details a woman named Nikki who lost her baby son 37 hours after giving birth. Each post touches on another issue that she’s experiencing personally and the blog provides a great way to talk out some of these issues.
Emerging Better has all the information one could want to persevere in the face of loss and lead a life that is stronger than before. Posts on the blog aim to reconcile the feelings of losing a daughter and how it affects the mother, and ultimately the family overall as wel
Facets of Life is run by a woman who suffered a uterine rupture, which nearly claimed her life and took her son’s. The blog details the immense grief that can result from this type of loss and she understands not wanting to be constantly told that things are going to get better.
Find My Muchness inspires individuals to seek positivity in their life and find ways to affirm how they’re living daily, especially in the face of loss. After losing her twins at 24 weeks into her pregnancy, Tova Gold has written invigorating posts that encourage positivity and strength to overcome the most difficult tasks.
FriendGrief functions as a meeting place for those who have lost a friend and are struggling to cope with the various implications associated with it. Since many people have not experienced a significant loss, it makes it hard for them to relate, thus further isolating individuals struggling. This is where FriendGrief comes in handy and provides a place to connect with others feeling the same things.
Four Plus an Angel is the blog of a woman named Jessica, who has had 5 children, one of which has passed and inspired her to start blogging about raising a family and facing loss simultaneously. It’s an interesting read that shows how one can still find positivity in the face of a loss so devastating.
The Grief Loss Blog gives individuals all the information needed to deal with grief in the most efficient manner possible. From depicting each stage of grief to a guidebook that is imperative to dealing with loss, the site has wide-ranging content.
Grief Connect was created to improve the quality of care that health professionals can give to those who are struggling with the death of someone close to them. Dr. Bill Hoy has been a bereavement professional for over 25 years, so his blog posts are loaded with great referential material.
Grieving Dads Project is a blog that goes in depth discussing the issues faced by fathers who deal with loss and how they’re often relegated to receiving less attention due to the notion they’re supposed to support others grieving. The blog gives insightful support to these men and makes it easier to live productive lives in the face of tragedy.
The Grief Healing Blog makes a great tool for care-givers and professionals to assist those coping with grief on multiple levels. By looking at loss, grief, and the transition process, the site is aptly equipped to address some of the most integral issues.
Heartache to Healing works on the transitionary process of moving from grief to happiness through educational material, seminars, and workshops. The posts on the page detail how to best go about dealing with immense sadness and give valuable insight on coping mechanism
HelloGrief works to help those grieving with the feelings they’re experiencing and gain a better understanding of how to address them. The site features community support, sharing and remembering, stories, validation, and more.
Love, Hope, and Courage empowers those feeling loss with useful posts to help anyone work through what they’re feeling. Written by a wife who suffered a stillbirth and then lost her 28 month old son shortly after, she understands the challenges of working through these complex issues.
My Journey’s Insight
Started in 2010, My Journey’s Insight chronicles Judy, a woman who had recently discovered newfound interest in music when her child passed away. Posts on the blog explain how she’s used music to overcome these issues and work through her own personal grief.Pallimed: A Hospice & Palliative Medicine Grief Blog
Pallimed: A Hospice & Palliative Medicine Grief Blog
Founded in June of 2005 and helps writers to discuss terminal illnesses and how to write about topics such as grief. Content is only created by authors and has no affiliation with any instruction or organization.
Refuge in Grief focuses on assisting those individuals who are coping with an unexpected or out-of-order death, life-changing illness or injury, and other events that may be related to coping concerning something not foreseen. Their timely aid has assisted countless individuals across the country and can prove to be integral to not feeling alone.
Stunned By Grief depicts what it’s like to face grief and gives guidelines on how to better drive a life back to normalcy. The site has books, great blog posts, endorsements, and even external resources that make for incredibly useful reads.
Sunshine in a Blue Cup goes in depth on the experiences of Diana Doyle, a woman who lost her sister, mother, and daughter, all within the span of 3 years. The posts show a woman who has faced loss and overcome it in an impressive manner. It’s a great read for finding someone who has lost and found positivity again.
Still life with circles details overcoming a stillborn that happened at 38 weeks of pregnancy. Blog posts show various rituals and acts done to commemorate the child and it provides useful perspective on how others deal with grief.
Stop Thief: Don’t Steal My Grief
Stop Thief: Don’t Steal My Grief goes in depth to explain the societal pressures to quickly recover form loss and to pretend to be fine following one of the most significant events in one’s life. Posts on the site don’t shy away from some of the more painful details, which can be incredibly useful for those looking to relate with others to cope.
What’s Your Grief? is run by two mental health professionals who specialize in grief education and work to reinforce supporting others in any way possible. The aim of the site is to expand the conversation in order to find innovative new solutions to assisting those in the most need.
Wishful Angels is run by Taruni, a woman who lost her husband Jagatpati three years ago and explains the transformations she’s undertaken since to improve her life. With a new job, partner, friends, and a new life in a different country, she’s made large strides to overcome the impositions of loss. Still though, she uses the site to explain how it’s still a struggle to cope with the loss and this is what makes it a must-read for anyone coping with loss years afterwards.
Child and Infant Loss
Alive Alone is an organization that helps parents who have lost their only child or multiple children, which has resulted in severe feelings of loneliness and depression. With a regularly updated newsletter, along with books and magazines, viewers can be sure to find the content desired.
A.M.E.N.D. (Aiding a Mother and Father experiencing Neonatal Death)
This national organization offers support and encouragement to parents grieving the loss of their baby.
(CCCF) The Candelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation
This is an international, non profit organization whose mission is to educate, support, serve and advocate for families of children of cancer, survivors of childhood cancer and the professionals who care for them.
C.L.I.M.B (Center for loss in Multiple Births)
CLIMB offers support by and for parents of multiple births children who have experienced the death of one or more children during pregnancy, at birth, in infancy or childhood. It provides contact listings, articles and telephone and mail support.
The Compassionate Friends aims to help families who have had a child die and are struggling to find the normalcy to get their lives back on track. Their goal is to get individuals back into society and out of the isolation typically experienced when a loss occurs.
COPE Foundation works with parents and families who have experienced the loss of a child. The organization has grown since its inception in 1999 and is highly regarded for the aid they provide to their families now.
Ellie’s Way seeks to further grief education and provider resources to the families involved, friends, community and the public.
Hearthside Perinatal Bereavement Care
Bereaved families or birth professionals in need of support. They believe every family deserves access to a trained perinatal bereavement companion.
Helping After Neonatal Death (HAND)
Helping After Neonatal Death, is a California non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, founded in 1981 to help parents, their families and their healthcare providers cope with the loss of a baby before, during, or after birth. HAND is a resource network of parents, professionals, and supportive volunteers that offers a variety of services throughout Northern California and the Central Valley. There are no fees for our services. HAND relies entirely on donations to support its programs.
MISS Foundation was established in 1996 and helps parents who have experienced the loss of a baby or a child of any age. As a volunteer organization committed to helping grieving families, they’ve been very successful regarding legislative and advocacy as well.
Missing GRACE Foundation is a nonprofit organization providing care and support for families suffering the death of a child. The foundation has created a beautiful 4000sft facility called The Center for G.R.A.C.E., which is open to the public where families come from all over Minnesota and the Midwest states, to receive counseling, classes, support groups, and prayer. At the Center they have a beautiful place for families to heal, restore and connect with others in the community on a similar journey. Missing GRACE Foundation also provides CE courses and bereavement services, including a comforting GRACE Care Basket to hospitals.
National SHARE Pregnancy And Infant Loss Support, Inc.
SHARE Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support, Inc. emphasizes a support system for parents who have experienced a tragic loss of a child through pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or within the first few months of being born. They also help facilitate the flow of information to others regarding infant loss.
POMC—Parents of Murdered Children, Inc.
POMC – Parents of Murdered Children, Inc. is a website devoted to outlining how parents can get the support they need in the face of one of the most devastating experiences. Aside from survivor support and online support, they have a great legal section that outlines options for parents.
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network empathizes with parents who have experienced a miscarriage ectopic pregnancy, medical termination, stillbirth, or the loss of a baby shortly after birth. The organization helps to establish a support network for each grieving family that allows them to get their lives back on track in the most productive means possible.
Sidelines National Support Network
Sidelines National Support Network helps women in need who are experiencing high risk pregnancies. The work they do paints a thorough picture of how women can cope with complications from pregnancy, including various forms of losing a baby.
Still Standing Magazine details how people can persevere through child loss, infertility, and other situations pertaining to a type of loss. The site emphasizes the many different forms loss and grief can take and they’ve created wide-ranging content for addressing people’s needs.
This national organization provides grief support following the death of a baby, ectopic pregnancy, still birth and infant death. It maintains local Chapters and offers educational programs and information to those surviving these losses.
Widow & Widower Grief Sites
Offers peer support (and resources online) for widows and widowers, run in cooperation with AARP and local community groups.
Acts of Simple Kindness, Inc. (ASK)
Acts of Simple Kindness, Inc. (ASK) is a nonprofit that equips children with financial grants following the loss of one or both parents. The idea is to allow children to still engage in extracurricular activities because after losing a parent, it often becomes less financially feasible.
Diary of a Widower is a useful book that details what it’s like for a man who lost his wife and went on raising his two sons alone. The posts on the blog are very personal and make for incredibly engaging material for anyone looking for others to relate to.
Everyday Kings is a blog written by a woman who lost her husband of seven and a half years suddenly to a heart attack. The posts detail what it has been like since to get her life back on track and what the coping process is like when such a sudden death occurs.
Lost My Partner blog explains how to persevere after losing a partner. The book touches on many different scenarios, some more common than others, but all are insightful into how debilitating losing a spouse or significant other can be.
National Widowers Organization
This is an organization that provides a virtual toolkit for men coping with the loss of a loved one, a place where men can meet others going through the same transition.
Parents without Partners aims to help those who have lost a spouse through many different circumstances including death, divorce, custodial issues and more. Through the resources on the site, parents can better understand how to raise a child and live a productive life.
The Sisterhood of Widows is the ultimate online grief support site for widows and a place where you can find help in creating a new life after the death of your loved one.
Soaring Spirits International is an organization of widows from around the world that uses the site to foster a peer-based support group where others experiencing similar feelings can turn and work through their issues. The ability to relate to others is an integral part to working through one’s own personal issues, making this site a must-see.
Widowed Village was created by Soaring Spirits International and helps widowed individuals have a place to grief and understand what they’re feeling with others who can relate to what they’re feeling.