Grief Resources

While we often think of the grief associated with death, there are many other losses in our lives that cause us to grieve. H Macdonald & Sons has information that should help you understand some of the challenges you must face when coping with grief. Whether you are going through this yourself or trying to help a family member or friend, H Macdonald & Sons offers support and advice to assist you.

What is Grief?

Grief is a reaction to loss, any loss. The grief associated with death is familiar to most of us, but we grieve a wide variety of losses throughout our lives: traumatic experiences, divorce, relocation, loss of health and mobility are only some examples. Grief is often expressed by feelings such as anger, guilt, sadness or loneliness.


Association for Death Education and Counseling
638 Prospect Ave.
Hartford, CT 6105

ADEC is dedicated to improving the quality of death education and death-related counseling and caregiving; to promoting the development and interchange of related theory and research; and to providing support, stimulation, and encouragement to its members and those studying and working in death-related fields.

Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation
7910 Woodmont Ave.
Suite 460
Bethesda, MD 20814

CCCF provides support, information, and advocacy to families of children with cancer (at any stage of the illness or who are bereaved), to professionals in the field, and to adult survivors, through local groups, newsletters, and other services

Gift from Within
16 Cobb Hill Road
Camden, ME 4843

Gift from Within is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to those who suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals.

Gilda's Club
195 W. Houston Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 647-9700

Gilda's Club is a psychosocial support community for people with cancer, their families and friends, offering support, meditation and networking groups, pot-luck suppers, and social events. Everything is entirely free. There are special programs for children whose parents or family members have cancer or who have cancer themselves. Have ten affiliates across the United States, Canada and London. They have How-To-Start kits if anyone is interested in starting a Gilda's Club in their community.

Growth House

The mission of Growth House, Inc., is to improve the quality of compassionate care for people who are dying, through public education about hospice and home care, palliative care, pain management, death with dignity, bereavement, and related issues. This award-winning web site offers the net¹s most extensive directory of reviewed resources for life-threatening illness and end-of-life care. Growth House offers a free monthly e-mail newsletter covering new and noteworthy net resources for terminal care, life-threatening illness, and bereavement. Growth House provides the Inter-Institutional Collaborative Network on End Of Life Care, which links major professional organizations internationally

In Loving Memory
1416 Green Run Lane
Reston, VA
(703) 435-0608

Mutual support, friendship, and help for parents who have lost their only child or all of their children. In Loving Memory hosts a national conference every two years for bereaved parents as well as the professionals who work with them.