Grief Support

There are many resources available to people dealing with the loss of a loved one, ranging from anonymous on-line resources to grief support groups, to one-on-one counseling with a licensed therapist. The following is a list of on-line resources for those in grief. Please let us know if you find these helpful or if you have recommendations to add to our list.

General Grief Resources

AARP Grief & Loss: a collection of resources and an on-line support community.

National Funeral Directors Association: Frequently Asked Questions about grief.

American Cancer Society: Support to cancer patients, family and friends.

WidowNet: An information and support resource for, and by, widows and widowers.

The Mesothelioma Center - Coping With the Loss of a Loved One to Mesothelioma


Grief Resources For Parents 

National SIDS and Infant Death Program Support Center: Provides research, education, and support for families dealing with SIDS.

Bereaved Parents USA: A nationwide organization designed to aid and support bereaved parents and their families.

The Compassionate Friends: Supports families who have experienced the death of a child.


Grief Resources For Children 

Fernside Online: An online resource for grieving children.

The Dougy Center: The first center in the United States to provide peer support groups for grieving children. They provide support and training locally, nationally and internationally to individuals and organizations seeking to assist children in grief.

Brooke's Place: a nonprofit organization providing support and services to grieving children and families in the belief that hope for tomorrow begins today.

Students Coping with Grief and Loss at School: For the typical person, dealing with a loss can be one of the most difficult things to get through. But for a college student, it can be even more complicated. 


Know the Facts:  Know the facts about substance use disorder in Indiana: Substance use disorder impacts every corner of our state. Many of those struggling with addiction are people we know – our family members, our friends, our co-workers, our neighbors. They face a wide range of stigmas that may prevent them from seeking treatment. As Hoosiers, we can stand against the stigma of substance use disorder by learning and listening.

Whether you or someone you know is suffering from addiction, the more you know about opioid and substance use disorders, the more compassionate and supportive person you can be.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: The leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research and education, and to reaching out to people with mood disorders and those impacted by suicide.

Loss Survivor Resources

College Suicide Prevention: This guide was designed to offer hope and help for those who are experiencing suicidal thoughts, as well as the friends and family who want to help them.

College Cyberbullying: Most people know cyberbullying when they experience it, mainly because of how it makes them feel. But it can be tough to put the action into words

Substance Abuse in College: According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, about four out of five college students drink alcohol. 

Funeral Resources