Grief/Loss

In-Home Counseling Services

No matter your age, occupation, lifestyle or background, chances are you’ve experienced struggle or challenges in your life. From anxiety to depression to more unique issues and circumstances, seeking help is the first step to healing.

Perspectives Counseling Centers

We are a private outpatient clinic, featuring over 35 educated and professional therapists of varied specialties and expertise — each graduate level trained, experienced and state licensed. No matter what […]

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Survivors

The Alliance of Hope for Suicide 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 […]

Grief Share

It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. 

Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide

Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide is a free, non-denominational program that supports individuals who are grieving the loss of a loved one by suicide. The LOSS Program is offered by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago […]

Samaritans

Samaritans’ goal is to reduce the risk of suicide and increase awareness about suicide prevention throughout Greater Boston and MetroWest. We accomplish this through three key programs: 24/7 Crisis Services Grief Support Services

An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination: A Memoir

This is the happiest story in the world with the saddest ending,” writes Elizabeth McCracken in her powerful, inspiring memoir. A prize-winning, successful novelist in her 30s, McCracken was happy to be an itinerant writer and self-proclaimed spinster. 

Pregnancy Loss Support Group

Together in the Loss of a Child Support Group TLC is a support group for people who have experienced the death of a child through stillbirth, early infant death or miscarriage. A great deal of healing takes place when bereaved parents share feelings and emotions and talk to others who truly understand and care.

We Will Carry On Support Group

We Will Carry On is a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child through a miscarriage, stillborn, or early infant death. These parents are now contemplating or are already in the early stages of a new pregnancy, and looking for the strength and support to live through this stressful […]

How To Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies

Mourning the death of a loved one is a process  all of us will go through at one time or another. 

Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations For Working Through Grief

For those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, here are strength and thoughtful words to inspire and comfort.

“When Bad Things Happen to Good People” By Harold Kirschbaum

When Harold Kushner’s three-year-old son was diagnosed with a degenerative disease and that he […]

Rainbow Hospice Bereavement Support

“The grief process has no timeline as each individual’s experiences are personal and unique. At Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care we have a well-earned reputation for providing comfort, care and compassion as family members work through the emotions of grieving. 

The Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends is about transforming the pain of grief into the elixir of hope. It takes people out of the isolation society imposes on the bereaved and lets them express their grief naturally. With the shedding of tears, healing comes.

A Grief Like No Other: Surviving the Violent Death of Someone You Love

A Grief Like No Other is the book no one wants to ever have to buy; sadly, many people continue to need it. From 9/11 to Cindy Sheehan’s son – from mass tragedies like the recent London bombing, to […]

Unspeakable Losses: Healing From Miscarriage, Abortion, And Other Pregnancy Loss

“This comforting and healing book is a must–not only for women who have at one time experienced pregnancy loss but also for their parents, sisters, daughters, brothers, and friends.

Widow To Widow: Thoughtful, Practical Ideas For Rebuilding Your Life

In this remarkably useful guide, widow, author, and therapist Genevieve Davis Ginsburg offers fellow widows-as well as their family and friends-sage advice for coping with the loss of a husband. From learning to travel and eat alone […]

Widower: When Men Are Left Alone

In Widower: When Men are Left Alone, a journalist and a social worker explore the grief process as men experience it. The book contains the oral histories of twenty men, ranging in age from 30 to 94, who have lost their wives to a range of causes including cancer, alcohol, murder,

Before Their Time: Adult Children’s Experiences of Parental Suicide

Before Their Time is the first work to present adult children survivors’ (defined as eighteen or above at the time of the parent’s death) accounts of their loss, grief, and resolution following a parent’s suicide.

Willow House

Willow House is a non-profit organization dedicated to the needs of grieving children and their families.  We are recognized as a leader in the field of children’s grief locally and nationally. 

American Foundation of Suicide Prevention: Greater Chicago/Illinois

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the nation’s leading organization bringing together people across communities and backgrounds to understand and prevent suicide, and to help heal the pain it causes.

Loss of a Child Organization

The National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) provides a network for nationwide communication between hundreds of  professionals and volunteers who want to share ideas, information and resources with each other to better support the grieving children and families they serve in their own communities. 

Illinois Suicide Support Groups

Suicide is NEVER the answer, getting help is the answer. If you are suicidal, have attempted suicide, or are a suicide survivor, you will find help, hope, comfort, understanding, support, love, and extensive resources here.

The Grieving Garden

Every year, some two million parents in the US suffer the death of a son or daughter. The unnatural sequence of the child’s preceding the parent in death creates a wrenching loss and overwhelming emotional and spiritual disorientation. 

After You Lose Someone You Love

Amy and Allie, twins, were eight years old and their brother David was four when their father suddenly died in his sleep. Encouraged and guided by their mother, the three children kept a journal for almost two years.

How It Feels When a Parent Dies

Eighteen children from age 7-17, speak openly of their experiences and feelings. As they speak we see them in photos with their surviving parent and with other family members, in the midst of their everyday lives.

Meditation Chicago

We offer free mantra mediation classes and gatherings for anyone who is interested. This is an ancient, timeless practice that has been handed down through the ages by an unbroken line of fully-realized spiritual teachers. 

The Grief Club: The Secret to Getting Through All Kinds of Change

Melody Beattie offers advice on how to move on after a major loss, such as the death of a loved one, the end of a career, or a health crisis, based on her own personal experience and the lessons she learned along the way.

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