Association for Death Education and Counseling

The Association for Death Education and Counseling®, The Thanatology Association®, is one of the oldest interdisciplinary organizations in the field of dying, death and bereavement. 

Speaking Grief

Speaking Grief is a public media initiative aimed at creating a more grief-aware society by validating the experience of grievers and helping to guide those who wish to support them.

The Center for Complicated Grief is dedicated to improving the lives of people suffering from complicated grief by helping clinicians and the general public learn how to recognize complicated grief. 

Dougy Center’s programs are based on our peer support group model for bereavement, including our program for after a death, Esperanza, Pathways, and L.Y.G.H.T. All Dougy Center programs offer support to families at no cost. Groups meet every other week and are led by master's-level Group Coordinators and supported by Volunteer Group Facilitators.

Evermore is an emerging movement of concerned citizens who believe that bereavement care in America is broken. We are committed to an America where all families and professionals have access to care, programs, tools, policies and resources to respond and adjust to loss.

Hospice Foundation of America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. HFA meets its mission by providing programs for professional development, public education and information; funding research, producing publications, and by providing information on issues related to advance care planning, hospice and palliative care, caregiving, and grief.

Mindfulness & Grief Institute

Our mission is to support people who are bereaved with compassion, wisdom, and practical tools that are grounded in contemporary grief research, inspired by mindfulness-based practices, and in honor of our own stories of love and loss.

open to hope

Open to Hope ® is a non-profit with the mission of helping people find hope after loss. We invite you to read, listen and share your stories of hope and compassion.

Portland Institute for Loss and Transition

The Portland Institute for Loss and Transition (PI) offers international, interdisciplinary training for health and mental health professionals who support people struggling with profound and unwelcome changes associated with bereavement and other forms of life-altering loss.

Homicide Bereavement Support - RESTORING HOPE: At Roberta’s House, we believe every individual has the capability of healing and positive memories can become the motivation to live fully and purposefully.  With the support of the volunteers, along with a staff of professionals, the children/families and adults can receive the help they need to look to the future with confidence and hopeful anticipation of developing quality relationships.

This website brings together the work of the Resilient Parenting for Bereaved Families at Arizona State University REACH Institute to disseminate the most current information and practical tools to promote healthy adaptation of bereaved children and their parents and caregivers. Our work in this online resource is in cooperation with a grant from the NewYork Life Foundation . We provide information and practical tools both to the professional community that provides services to bereaved families and to parents and caregivers.

Soaring Spirits builds community. We create, and maintain, innovative peer-based grief support programs for widowed men and women that serve a worldwide population. Based on the powerful connections created by shared experience, we endeavor to ensure that no one need grieve alone.

TAPS provides comfort, care and resources to all those grieving the death of a military loved one. Since 1994, TAPS has provided comfort and hope 24/7 through a national peer support network and connection to grief resources, all at no cost to surviving families and loved ones.

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American Association of Suicidology

The American Association of Suicidology (AAS) is a world-leader in developing and providing professional training programs to mental and physical health providers regarding suicidal individuals. 

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

Bereaved Parents of the USA
A national non-profit self-help group that offers support, understanding, compassion and hope to bereaved parents grandparents or siblings struggling to rebuild their lives after the death of their children, grandchildren or siblings.

Camp Erin
Camp Erin is the largest national network of grief programs for bereaved children and teens.

Compassionate Friends

Provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family. For more information, you may also call 877-969-0010.

There Are thousands of GriefShare grief recovery support groups meeting throughout the US, Canada, and in over 10 other countries.

National Alliance for Grieving Children
Nonprofit provides online education, a national data base of children’s bereavement programs, and promotes national awareness to enhance public sensitivity to the hardships facing grieving children and teens.

National Center for Victims of Crime
Advocates for stronger rights, protections, and services for crime victims; provides education, training, and evaluation; and serves as a trusted source of current information on victims’ issues.

National Organization of Murdered Children
POMC provides on-going emotional support, education, prevention, advocacy, and awareness.

National Students of Actively Moving Forward (AMF) Support Network
This nonprofit is dedicated to supporting young adults grieving the illness or death of a loved one.

New York Life Foundation
The New York Life Foundation supports programs that benefit young people, in the areas of educational enhancement and childhood bereavement resources.

Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance
Supports health care practitioners and parent advocates in their efforts to improve care for families who experience the death of a baby during pregnancy, birth, or infancy.

What's Your Grief

Specifically, our mission is to promote grief education, exploration, and expression in both practical and creative ways. We achieve this mission by providing:

  • Resources related to understanding and coping with grief and loss
  • Guidance on how to help a grieving friend or family member
  • Online courses about grief and supporting someone who’s grieving
  • Resources, education, and training for grief counselors, grief volunteers, and other professionals working in fields related to grief and loss.
  • A podcast about grief
  • A supportive community

Superhero Grief: The Transformative Power of Loss