National Resources

Traumatic Grief/Death by Suicide

The Center for Complicated Grief:

Aircraft Casuality Emotional Support Service

Wings of Light:
For those whose lives have been touched by aircraft accidents

National Fallen Firefighters Association:

Drowning Support Network:

American Association of Suicideology:
When a loved one dies by suicide

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention:
When a loved one dies by suicide

Survivors of Suicide:

  • National directory of suicide support groups
  • Poetry
  • Understanding suicide
  • Friends of survivors

Face to Face:
Face to Face Fine Art Commemorative Expressions Inc. is a nonprofit organization that wishes to help ease suffering and aid in the grieving process by providing a lasting commemorative portrait that will honor and memorialize the deceased. The portraits, created by a talented trained artist are intended to assist individuals who have suffered a significant loss due to sudden, unexpected or tragic death.

Death of a Child

Compassionate Friends:
Support for parents, grandparents, others when a child (of any age) dies

Pregnancy and Infant Loss:

SHARE Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Inc.:

Alive Alone:
Support for childless parents


Center for Loss in Multiple Births:

  • Loss of twins
  • Loss to SIDS
  • Grandparent support
  • Sibling support
  • Friends and Relatives support

General Grief Support

The Center for Loss and Life Transition:
Comprehensive support and care for children, adults and professional bereavement caregivers

American Hospice Foundation:

  • Grieving children
  • Grief at School
  • Grief at Work
  • Working through Grief

Grief Digest Magazine:

Living with Loss Magazine: Hope and Healing for the Body, Mind & Spirit:

Grief, Inc.:
Great collection of inspirational and often light-hearted readings and resources

Hospice Net:


Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, Inc.:
Death of loved one serving in the armed forces

Military One:

  • Casualty assistance
  • Surviving loss
  • Finances and Legal Assistance
  • Compensation and Survivor Benefits

National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC):
Information and links to free downloads for military families with children and teenagers

Children and Grief

National Alliance for Grieving Children:

National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC):
Grief and traumatic loss, age-specific, military families, books and resources

Center for Loss and Life Transition:
Resources for and about grieving children and teens

The Dougy Center:

Hospice Net: