Online Resources

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Survivors:
It is the aim of Alliance of Hope to ensure that no survivor of suicide goes without the support they need. Since our founding, we have helped thousands of survivors from many cultures and faith traditions all over the world.

American Cancer Society – Coping With the Loss of a Loved One:
Articles on the grieving process, including the stages of grief, tips on how to take care of yourself, and suggestions for helping someone who is grieving. Also includes information on complicated grief. Includes resources for children who are grieving and for parents and families who have lost a child.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP):
is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.

American Hospice Foundation:
Provides helpful articles on working through grief, grief at work, and numerous resources for children who are grieving.

Center for Loss:
Articles for adults, teens, and children which provide insights into grief and the grieving process as well as tips and suggestions to cope with grief and loss.

Children’s Grief Connection:
Children's Grief Connection, formerly known as Camp Amanda – Minnesota, is a nonprofit organization providing grief programs for children and teens in partnership with funeral directors.

Health Care Directives – Information:
Information and online forms from the Minnesota Board on Aging and suggestions for completing Health Care Directives. Links to printable versions of Health Care Directives.

Honoring Choices:
Honoring Choices Minnesota hopes to inspire and support many community-based conversations regarding end-of-life care planning. We urge Minnesotans seeking to start such conversations in their family, faith, cultural or community group to use this "toolkit" of video, text and web-links to support these conversations.

Hospice Foundation of America:
Provides numerous articles on the grief process as well as coping with grief and loss, including normal grief reactions, helping children heal after loss, and grief and the holidays. Also includes links to finding support groups and a monthly newsletter.

Light the Legacy:
Light the Legacy is a community-based organization dedicated to working collaboratively with the community to improve end-of-life care for the people of Central Minnesota.

National Cancer Institute - Grief, Bereavement, and Coping with Loss:
This site describes loss, grief, and bereavement; the stages of grief; and methods for coping with grief. Includes information on anticipatory and complicated grief. Also includes sections on children and grief.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization:
Links to answers to frequently asked questions related to grief, information on the types of grief, and practical tips for grieving during the holidays. The site also includes information on supporting a family member or friend who is grieving as well as support for grieving caregivers. There also is information on grief in the workplace and grief after trauma or disasters.

Smile Again Ministries:
Smile Again Ministries helps families deal with the grief of losing a child.

Social Workers: Help Starts Here:
In thousands of ways, social workers help people help themselves. People of every age, from every background, in every corner of the country — wherever we’re needed — starting here and now. Welcome to your source for professional advice, inspiring stories — even a social worker directory.

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE):
SAVE is a website with the mission to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, reduce stigma and serve as a resource to those touched by suicide.

Survivors of Suicide:
The purpose of the Survivors of Suicide website is to help those who have lost a loved one to suicide resolve their grief and pain in their own personal way.