Resources and Support

We know that when you are newly bereaved, looking for support can be overwhelming. Google searches often produce disconnected numbers, inactive support groups, and email addresses that are no longer in use. This can be exhausting, especially in a time when simply remembering to breathe takes all the energy you have.

We want to change that. We work with groups and resources in the area to compile up-to-date information (support groups, organizations, online tools, and events) that may be helpful to you.

If you are a group or organization that offers a resource for grieving parents, please let us know so that we can edit it.

We do update the document regularly, but if you find out that something is incorrect, please email us at parentsleftbehindar@gmail.com.

Books

My child has died and I don’t know how to relate to the world any more. Where do I go from here? Will life ever be anything but hard and dark and sad? Am I normal?

These questions and more plague bereaved parents. Judith R. Bernstein, who examines these questions in When the Bough Breaks: Forever After the Death of a Son or Daughter (1997), concludes that while one never overcomes or recovers from grief for the lost child, it is possible to live and even thrive after the unthinkable has happened.

Other books on grief include:

Sometimes Mountains Move by C. Everett Koop

Lament for a Son by Nicholas Wolterstorff

A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis

A Sorrow Shared by Henri J.M. Nouwen

A Grief Unveiled by Gregory Floyd

Life After the Death of My Son by Dennis L. Apple

A Decembered Grief by Harold Ivan Smith

First You Die by Marie Levine

Not by Accident by Isabel Fleece

Tracks of a Fellow Struggler by John R. Claypool

Surviving the Death of a Child by John Munday

When Life is Changed Forever by Rick Taylor

I Wasnt Ready to Say Goodbye by Noel & Blair

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