Grief Resources

When my Dad passed away in 1994 (before the internet was a big thing) my sister and I were only 8 and 5 years old. My mom searched high and low for support groups and books for children and never found much. Since then I have found a TON of books, resources, and videos.

My dear friend had a miscarriage recently and has been sharing grief resources with others. She shared an excellent blog post called, 15 Things I Wish I’d Known About Grief. It’s excellent and very healing to hear that the feelings you are having are perfectly normal. You can also download the list as a PDF (I have it hanging on my wall).

Center for Loss. I have heard great things about the resources on this website.  I have several teachers that used them when a student from their schools passed away from cancer or a tragedy. They have excellent books for children and teens as well as adults.

Solace Tree. This  is a non-profit organization in different parts of the country that has programs for children 2-18 that have lost a loved one. The founder saw a need while he was getting his maters in counseling and went with it.

These are some youtube videos I have found to help others comfort those that have lost a loved one.


  1. Barbara Eretto says

    Thank you for your comments. I am the wife of Sal and most if not all of your comments are very real. They are on target and yes I hear many of them said to me over the years. The one that sticks wit me the most is that many people said your young you will remarry. Well yes I was very young when he died but I never did remarry. We had dreams of growing old and retiring together….I can’t help but think of those things as I am nearing retirement age. Thank you for your post….


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