Resources

  • Compassion Books : The official book store of the Association for Death Education and Counseling. They sell books for children, adolescents, adults, and professionals. The place to look for books on death, grief, and loss!

  • American Association of Suicidology (AAS) : A state/province listing of Suicide Prevention And Crisis Intervention Centers in the USA, Canada, Great Britain, and Singapore. AAS sponsors The National Hopeline Network 1-800-273-TALK (8255) that provides access to trained telephone counselors, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
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  • American Counseling Association

  • Association for Death Education and Counseling: ADEC is a multidisciplinary professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence in death education, bereavement counseling and care of the dying.  Based on theory and quality research, ADEC provides information, support and resources to its multicultural membership and, through them, to the public.

  • Beyond Indigo : Beyond Indigo is a community oriented website that offers information on grief, grieving, death and dying. It facilitates chat rooms and discussions on various topics. In conjunction with information, polls, and grief tools, Beyond Indigo offers advice columns and articles related to grief, grieving, death and dying.

  • Bradley Funeral Homes assist with funeral arrangements, cremation and memorial services in Morris, Essex and Union counties in north Jersey. Bringing care and comfort during life’s most difficult moment.

  • The British Medical Journal (BMJ) : Full text scholarly articles are available for free on line. Search for “grief” or “loss” or “bereavement” and you will find articles on many aspects of grief.

  • Children with AIDS Project : Information and education about children with AIDS along with a variety of services for children affected by AIDS, including those who need foster or adoptive care.

  • The Connecticut Hospice : This hospice inaugurated hospice care in America in 1974. Since then, it has been the beacon and teacher of the growing hospice movement throughout the nation, and beyond.

  • The Dougy Center for Grieving Children : This site for provides helpful information and guidance about how to support grieving children and teens and their families.

  • Gift From Within : An international private, nonprofit organization dedicated to those who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals.

  • Go Ask Alice!  : Go Ask Alice! is a health Q&A Internet resource. It works to provide readers with reliable, accurate, accessible, culturally competent information and a range of thoughtful perspectives so that they can make responsible decisions concerning their health and well-being. "Alice!" answers questions about relationships; sexuality; sexual health; emotional health; fitness; nutrition; alcohol, nicotine, and other drugs; and, general health. A great resource for teens.

  • GriefNet : GriefNet is a place where you can communicate with others via email support groups about death, grief, and major loss, including life-threatening and chronic illness.

  • Growth House : With the goal of improving the quality of care for the dying, this site offers an extensive directory of Internet resources relating to life-threatening illness and end-of-life care; also offers a monthly email newsletter.

  • Hospice Foundation of America

  • International Association of Near Death Studies (IANDS)

  • National Funeral Directors

  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

  • National Center for Death Education (NCDE): An extensive thanatology library housed at Mount Ida College in Newton, MA . Also the site of The Thanatology Summer Institute and several online courses in the field.

  • National Center for Children Exposed to Violence : Mental health education resource sponsored by the Yale Child Study Center.

  • National Public Radio: The End of Life--Exploring Death in America : Beginning in November 1998, National Public Radio broadcast regular programs in its series, “The End of Life: Exploring Death in America.” At this site you can download transcripts of the original broadcasts, as well as resources, a bibliography, and readings. There is also a place to tell your own story and give feedback to the programmers. Among the topics covered in this series are palliative medicine at life’s end, grief and bereavement, doctors and death, reincarnation and Tibetan Buddhism, and the biology of suicide.

  • National School Psychologist : Good, short, and complete information that can be downloaded and used for handouts. Some in foreign languages.

  • Rising Sun Center for Loss & Renewal : Valuable resources for grieving children. Healing Hearts game is a powerful tool for helping children talk about their grief.

  • SA\VE: Suicide Awareness \ Voices of Education : Provides education and information about suicide and suicide prevention, as well as outreach and grief support for those who have lost loved ones to suicide.

  • Soros Foundation: Project on Death in America: Through this project, the Soros Foundation provided funding for programs and individuals doing research and creating models of care that address the obstacles modern society and high-tech medicine place in the way of achieving a good death.

  • TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) : TAPS is committed to providing support, care, and compassion to those affected by the loss of a loved one in the Armed Forces.

  • Thanatolinks : Links to some of the best sites related to death and dying.

  • Willowgreen : Helpful advice and inspiration for those who are grieving.

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