RESOURCES FOR GRIEVING PARENTS
As a grieving parent, it is important to understand grief is a journey.
It requires understanding, compassion and validation; and that includes being patient with yourself.
It is our hope that these resources help you to understand your own grief and assist you through this difficult process.
Mourning is what you do to express your grief after loss.
The 5 States of Grief
Grief is a journey which can encompass a range of moods and reactions. As you mourn the loss of a loved one, it’s important to be prepared for shifting expressions of your grief.
My Grief Rights (children & teens)
You can't protect children from the pain of loss but you can help build healthy coping skills.
What is Disenfranchised Grief?
When someone's grief is disregarded - or even punished - they may feel suffocated.
TED Talk: We Don't Move on From Grief
In a talk that's by turns heartbreaking and hilarious, writer and podcaster Nora McInerny shares her hard-earned wisdom about life and death. The talk focuses on her experience after the loss of her husband, but the message applies regardless of the relationship we have with the person we've lost. We don't 'move on' from grief. We move forward with it.
Additional Website Support
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support
My Grief Angels
Healing a Parent's Grieving Heart by Alan D. Wolfelt
Please Be Patient, I'm Grieving by Gary Roe
The Healing Book by Ellen Sabin
Beyond Tears written by Nine Mothers
A Bereaved Father by Steve Younis
Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief by David Kessler
Life Lessons by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, David Kessler
Free Tribute Charity Website: Much Loved