Grief Resources

Every person must cope with loss of a loved on his or her own terms.

The emotional upheaval these trying times can cause is sometimes so overwhelming that even the support of friends and family may not help relieve the amount of sadness and grief you feel.

The wonderful thing about technology is that it can bring people together from all over the globe to make it easier for you to find information and support networks in your time of need. The following are some of the tools available to assist you in your healing journey. If you’re still having trouble locating helpful information or finding what you need, contact us to discuss other resources and find a personalized solution to support you on the road to recovery.

 


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Grief Share

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.

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Web Healing

Web Healing, the internet’s first interactive grief website, has served the bereaved on the net since 1995. It offers grief discussion boards where men and women can discuss issues related to grief and healing or browse recommended grief books. The site’s originator, Tom Golden, LCSW, is an internationally known psychotherapist, author, and speaker on the topic of healing from loss.

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The Compassionate Friends

Whether your family has had a child die (at any age, from any cause), or you are trying to help those who have gone through this life-altering experience, The Compassionate Friends exists to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the natural grieving process. Through a network of more than 625 chapters with locations in all fifty states, as well as Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, The Compassionate Friends has been supporting bereaved families after the death of a child for four decades.

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About Us

The Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors, a 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit, provides healing support for people who have lost loved ones to suicide. It was founded in 2008 by Ronnie Walker, a licensed clinical mental health counselor who lost her stepson to suicide in 1995.

The Alliance of Hope is a non-denominational and non-discriminating non-profit that recognizes and appreciates each contribution to the quality of life. Our staff, volunteers, community members and clients are survivors from diverse cultures and faith traditions, bound together by similar loss. We are committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination in employment and opportunity because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, gender, sexual orientation, or age. 

Our Mission: Kindness matters. For those who've lost a loved one to suicide, it matters a lot. We exist to provide healing, compassionate support to those who are suffering through the lonely and tumultuous aftermath of suicide. Our services help people survive and go beyond just surviving, to lead productive lives filled with meaning and joy. 

In the U.S. alone, 4.7 million people are dealing with the aftermath of suicide. Those left behind —husbands, wives, parents, children, siblings, friends — grapple with debilitating emotions, and complex personal challenges. Many who have gone through the experience say they never knew such pain existed.    

It is our aim to ensure that no survivor 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.

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Sometimes in life, events occur that fracture the very foundation on which we stand. Our life, as we have known it, is forever changed and we find ourselves in an unexpected struggle, first just to survive and then to move forward.    

"Rememberance" Photo Courtesy of Henning Mühlinghaus The Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors provides healing support for people coping with the shock, excruciating grief and complex emotions that accompany the loss of a loved one to suicide. We hope that you will find resources here to help you deal with, and eventually heal from, what may well be the worst pain you will ever feel.

It is important to know that people can and do survive loss by suicide.  They are forever altered and may never stop missing their loved ones, but they do survive and go on to lead meaningful and contributory lives.

This site was designed by survivors for survivors.  The culture here as well as on our forum is one that recognizes and respects the courage and resilience of suicide survivors at all stages of their personal journeys.   

We invite you to join our supportive community of survivors from across the world.  You will find many friends here.   

Ronnie Walker, MS, LCPC     Founder:  Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors

Click the link to find ALLIANCE OF HOPE FOR SUICIDE LOSS SURVIVORS  webpage   http://www.allianceofhope.org/alliance-of-hope-for-suic/

 
 
 
 
 
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AARP

For more than fifty years, AARP has been serving its members and society and creating positive social change. AARP’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for all as we age, leading positive social change and delivering value to members through information, advocacy and service. Here you’ll find articles, discussions, and helpful information on dealing with end of life care, the challenges faced by caregivers, and how to deal with grief after a loss.

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Center for Loss & Transition

A leading provider of information and inspiration in the areas of illness and dying, loss and grief, healthy caregiving, life transition, and spirituality.

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Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) was founded by survivors of suicide loss in Minneapolis in 1990, and people bereaved by suicide have always been a central part of the mission, goals, and history of SAVE, which now serves communities across the country.
Available to Help Survivors
SAVE offers a number of programs and materials for survivors:

  • A section on coping with suicide grief on the SAVE website -- http://www.save.org/coping
  • A comprehensive booklet on suicide grief: "Suicide: Coping with the Loss of a Friend or Loved One" (listed on the suicide prevention Best Practices Registry)
  • A wallet card for survivors of suicide loss: "After a Suicide: Coping with Your Grief"
  • Suicide Survivors: A Guide For Those Left Behind, a book for survivors by Adina Wrobleski, one of SAVE's founders
  • The Named Memorial Program, through which survivors can forever honor people who have died by suicide while providing ongoing support for SAVE's suicide prevention and bereavement programs
  • Almost two dozen SAVE events annually, through which survivors play a key role in supporting SAVE's mission as they continue on their own healing journey
 

Growth House

An international gateway to resources for life-threatening illness and end of life issues. Hypertext topic pages link to sites around the world. Links to hospice and home care, bereavement, death with dignity, AIDS, and related topics in life-threatening illness.

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GriefNet

GriefNet is an Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss. They have many email support groups. Their integrated approach to online grief support provides help to people working through loss and grief issues.

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National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.

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