Helpful Links

 

There is a wealth of information available through the internet on dealing with personal grief.  The following is a small list of internet websites and pages that we thought might be most helpful to you in your personal journey.  We encourage you to explore the web-ring chat groups that you may encounter as you work your way through these and other sites. The chat groups can offer you true emotional support from individuals facing the same painful issues and decisions that you and your family are facing.  

If you are not finding a group listed here that is helpful to you, try using a search engine like www.google.com to refine your search.  Search for your specific location and type of loss.

 


GENERAL BEREAVEMENT LINKS

 

The Centering Corporation "Your Grief Resource Center"
http://www.centering.org 
The Centering Corporation is a family owned and operated business (just like Grief Watch!) that is dedicated to serving the needs of those healing from loss.  Centering Corporation offers one of the largest mail-order and online selections of bereavement titles available.

 

SHARE Pregnancy And Infant Loss Support, Inc.
http://www.nationalshare.org/index.html

The services provided by the National SHARE organization are available, free of charge, to bereaved parents as well as to their family and friends.  SHARE is a tax deductible, nonprofit group.  Services include bi-monthly newsletters, and support groups.  Web site has listings and links for local SHARE groups in your area and information on how to start a SHARE group in your community.

 

The Compassionate Friends
http://www.compassionatefriends.org

The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to  assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive.  Site includes listings of local chapters and other helpful information.

 

Tom Golden's Crisis, Grief & Healing
http://www.webhealing.com/

Tom Golden's Crisis, Grief & Healing website is one of the most comprehensive sites dealing with grief on the internet. Site includes a interactive grief discussion bulletin board for infant loss, helpful articles on grief, resources for fathers and much more.  Well worth a visit.

 

GriefNet.org
http://www.griefnet.org/ 
An Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss.  Offers email support groups, and a good bereavement links page.

 


ADOPTION

http://www.adoption.com/  - Where lives are changed forever.

http://www.adopting.com/ - A site that provides perspective parents with information regarding adoption.  Includes links to support groups for adoptive parents, how to get started, adoptive parents rights, newsgroups and more!

 


A.I.D.S.

http://www.aids.org - An information site regarding HIV/AIDS.  A comprehensive collection of easy to understand fact sheets on HIV/AIDS treatments and conditions; including conventional, alternative, and complementary therapies. Updated regularly to keep up with the latest information.

 


CHILDREN

The Dougy Center
http://www.dougy.org  
The National center for grieving children and families.

 

Rainbows for All Children
https://rainbows.org
Rainbows for All Children (Rainbows) is dedicated to being the premier source of support for all youth as they navigate grief and heal from loss, whether from death, divorce, deployment, or other trauma.

 

The Grieving Center For Children, Teens & Families  
http://www.grievingchildren.org/ 
A safe and caring place where children, teens and their families grieving a death or other loss can find the support to grow through their healing process.  A site dedicated to being an educational and supportive resource for professionals and others who interact with grieving children, teens and families.

 


COUNSELORS & SOCIAL WORKERS 

American Psychiatric Association
www.psych.org

Site provides information about Licensed Psychiatrists in your area. Just specify the expertise that you may need, i.e. Postpartum Depression.

Grief Healing
http://griefhealing.com/  
Includes helpful information if you are suffering from the loss of a loved one.  Includes hospice and support group web rings, bulletin board, and helpful links page.

 


CHRISTIAN SUPPORT

M.E.N.D
www.mend.org

Support with a Christian emphasis for those families whose baby has died, or a subsequent pregnancy after a loss. Links to bereaved family resources and info about their newsletter and programs.

 

Footprints Ministry
http://www.angelfire.com/ny5/footprintsministry/index.html
A Christian ministry based in Charlotte, NC, Footprints Ministry offers support groups for bereaved parents, and also runs an informational website and newsletter.  Presentations are available for churches, youth groups and schools.

 


CRISIS. GRIEF & HEALING

 

http://www.webhealing.com/  
An interactive web site with online grief discussion chat and helpful resources.

MISS Foundation
http://www.misschildren.org/ 
A nonprofit 501(c)3 international organization providing immediate and ongoing support to grieving families, helping them to empower themselves by proactive community involvement and volunteerism, and reducing infant and toddler death through research and education.

 


HEALTH

At Health, Inc.
http://athealth.com/mental-health-topics/
Site includes excellent overviews of such mental health issues as bereavement, depression, stress and anxiety. Also includes the names of professionals around the country who deal with such issues.

 


HOSPICE 

The National Hospice Foundation
http://www.nationalhospicefoundation.org

 


LOSS OF A CHILD

The Compassionate Friends
http://www.compassionatefriends.org

Whether your family has had a child die (at any age from any cause) or you are trying to help those who have gone through this life altering experience, The Compassionate Friends exists to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the natural grieving process.

In Loving Memory
http://www.inlovingmemoryconference.org/
In Loving Memory is a nonprofit organization specifically for bereaved parents who are now childless. The purpose of In Loving Memory is to provide conferences for bereaved parents who are now childless, where they find encouragement and solace from the profound grief caused by the death of their child.

Daddys with Angels
http://www.daddyswithangels.org/
Supports male family members following the death of a child of ANY gestation or age and by ANY cause or reason. Also, as a secondary-but equally important aim-support other family members following the loss of a child, as above.

 


MISC.

Comfort Candles
http://www.comfortcandles.com/  
Memorial candles in beautiful packages.

 

Artistic Memories By Alice
http://www.aliceart.net/  
Artistic Memories by Alice provides artwork that encourages, inspires, challenges and motivates you in your awesome and important role as a parent. Alice's artwork also offers encouragement and comfort for parents who are dealing with the loss of a child whether through stillbirth, death after birth, miscarriage or abortion.

 


MUSIC

Eric Gnezda
www.gnezda.com  
An inspirational speaker and songwriter, Eric Gnezda

 


MURDER

The National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children
http://www.pomc.com/ 

 


SPOUSE SUPPORT


SUICIDE

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
http://www.afsp.org
 The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to advancing the knowledge of suicide and our ability as a community to  prevent it.  SIte has information on loacal chapters and resources.

Reminding Loved Ones That Life is Precious: Suicide Prevention Resources
http://www.lifeinsurancequote.net/reminding-loved-ones-that-life-is-precious-suicide-prevention-resources/
Helpful information on suicide prevention.  Page includes links and resources for families, friends and educators who might be witnessing warning signs in a loved one.

Healthy Mind and Body, A Resource Guide to Suicide Prevention
http://www.themedifastplan.com/healthy-mind-and-body-a-resource-guide-to-suicide-prevention/
A helpful resource guide to suicide prevention.  Includes tips on noticing the signs of suicide, how to help prevent a suicide and where to turn for help.

 


SUPPORT GROUPS

Sidelines National Support Network
http://www.sidelines.org/
A network of support groups around the U.S. for women with complicated and "high risk" pregnancies.

 


TRAUMA & PTSD TREATMENT

The EMDR Therapist Network
http://www.emdrtherapistnetwork.com/
An international network of mental health counselors trained in EMDR therapy. Please search the database for those therapists who are specialize in using EMDR to reduce the suffering after a traumatic incident, and those specializing in grief counseling. Lingering sadness after a loss is normal, but trauma and PTSD symptoms such as flashbacks and panic attacks can be relieved after a period of grieving. The use of EMDR in conjunction with a knowledgeable health care provider can dramatically reduce your suffering after a loss.

 


 

INFANT LOSS LINKS

FATHERS

Fathers Grieve Too
http://members.tripod.com/~Tamy/father.html   
A father's letter of advice and experience to other fathers facing loss.

Crisis, Grief & Healing
http://www.webhealing.com/  
An interactive web site with online grief discussion and helpful resources for fathers.

A Blog for Fathers When a Baby Dies
fathersgrievinginfantloss.blogspot.com
A Blog written by father and author Tim Nelson sharing his feelings and reflections. He encourages fathers to comment and join the conversation.

Daddys with Angels
http://www.daddyswithangels.org/
Supports male family members following the death of a child of ANY gestation or age and by ANY cause or reason. Also, as a secondary-but equally important aim-support other family members following the loss of a child, as above.

 


GENETICS

Alliance of Genetic Support Groups
www.geneticalliance.org 
Site includes a directory of National Genetic Voluntary Organizations. A list of over 300 support groups.

Genetic and Rare Conditions Site
http://www.kumc.edu/gec/support/index.html  
Lay Advocacy Groups, Support Groups, Information on Genetic Conditions and Birth Defects for Professionals, Educators and Individuals · National and International Organizations ·Children and Teen Sites · Advocacy ·Medical Genetics, University of Kansas Medical Center

 


HIGH RISK 

Labor of Love Pregnancy Search Engine
www.thelaboroflove.com
A search engine devoted specifically to pregnancy related issues. Includes links for High Risk, Loss Support, and Miscarriage.

Sidelines National Support Network
http://www.sidelines.org/
A network of support groups around the U.S. for women with complicated and "high risk" pregnancies.

A Place to Remember
http://www.aplacetoremember.com/
Site includes a page for sharing, a remembrance book page, and a catalogue of products on-line. Site also includes a resource section.

 


INFERTILITY

Fertile Thoughts
www.fertilethoughts.net
A website focusing on infertility, surrogacy, pregnancy and adoption.

The National Infertility Association
http://www.resolve.org/

Missing GRACE Foundation Support Groups
www.MissingGRACE.org
Missing GRACE Foundation's mission is to provide resources and support for families that have experienced: pregnancy loss, infant loss, infertility or adoption and to advocate for comprehensive, patient-focused prenatal care for all women. Five core areas encompass the heart of the mission: Grieve, Restore, Arise, Commemorate and Educate.

 


MISCARRIAGE

Christian Miscarriage Support Group
http://www.miscarriage-support.org/
Site provides helpful links, discussion groups, memorials and postings from other parents who have experienced a miscarriage.

Kotapress
http://www.kotapress.com  
Created to honor the life of Dakota, a son, born still 3/11/99 to Hawk & Kara of Seattle, WA.  A beautiful and carefully created site, it's emphasis is on the healing power of poetry and art.  Bereaved individuals will find comfort in the wide range of emotions included.

 


MULTIPLES

The Triplet Connection
http://www.tripletconnection.com/ 
A non-profit organization for multiple-birth families. The Triplet Connection provides vital information to families who are expecting triplets, quadruplets, quintuplets or more, as well as encouragement, resources, and networking opportunities for families who are parents of larger multiples.

 


NEONATAL LOSS

M.E.N.D
http://www.mend.org 
Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death is a Christian, non-profit organization that reaches out to families who have suffered the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant death.

 


SPANISH

MISS Foundation
http://www.misschildren.org/spanish/index.html 
A nonprofit 501(c)3 international organization providing immediate and ongoing support to grieving families, helping them to empower themselves by proactive community involvement and volunteerism, and reducing infant and toddler death through research and education.

 


STILLBORN

WSSIG - Wisconsin Stillbirth Service Program
http://www2.marshfieldclinic.org/wissp/
Dedicated to educating parents, families and the public regarding stillbirth. 

 


SUBSEQUENT PREGNANCY

Subsequent Pregnancy After Loss Support
http://www.spals.com/home/index.html
SPALS is a warm and compassionate community of people who have experienced the loss of a child due to miscarriage, selective termination, stillbirth, neonatal death, sudden infant death, or accidental death.

 


SUPPORT GROUPS - Infant Loss

SHARE Pregnancy And Infant Loss Support, Inc.-
The services provided by the National SHARE organization are available, free of charge, to bereaved parents as well as to their family and friends.  SHARE is a tax-deductible, non-profit group.  Services include bi-monthly newsletters, and support groups.  Web site has listings and links for local SHARE groups in your area and information on how to start a SHARE group in your community.  http://nationalshare.org/

Crisis, Grief & Healing
http://www.webhealing.com/  
An interactive web site with online grief discussion chat and helpful resources.

 


PARENT MEMORIAL PAGES

Honored Babies http://www.honoredbabies.org/home.htm
A site for those who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, and or pregnancy termination.  Site features an online memorial page, e-mail support group lists by category, and a comprehensive online resource center.

A Heartbreaking Choice - www.erichad.com
For parents who have had to interrupt a wanted pregnancy. Includes resource list, remembrance garden, poetry and other useful information. You can also register to be included in their chat room.

 


TWINS

Twinless Twins - http://www.twinlesstwins.org/ 
A National group and website dedicated to offering support to twins suffering the loss of their twin.  Site includes important information, email newsletter and info regarding yearly national conference.

 


Oct 15 National Infant Loss Day

http://www.october15th.com/
Created and managed by parents who have faced tremendous losses in their lives.  This website that they have created has helped their families through their bereavement. It is an excellent place to start your search on infant loss topics.

 

Help spread the word about Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day.   For more information please visit these sites. 

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