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Loss and Grief

ADEC: The Thanatology Association – The Association for Death Education and Counseling® is an international, professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence and recognizing diversity in death education, care of the dying, grief counseling and research in thanatology.

EMDRIA.org The EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) is a professional association where EMDR practitioners and EMDR researchers seek the highest standards for the clinical use of EMDR therapy.

National Association of Social Workers

Holistic Grief Scale developed by David Fireman, LCSW. One of the keys to coping is awareness. This holistic grief scale is for you to help yourself gain knowledge of your grief, and then to do something with that new awareness. The grief scale can also capture your current experience not only after a death, but after some significant change or transition in your life, such as the loss of a job, divorce, move to another country, etc. If you score in the severe range of the scale on most or all of the dimensions, we recommend you seek professional help.

GriefNet.org is an Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss. Our integrated approach to on-line grief support provides help to people working through loss and grief issues of many kinds.

Grief Healing.com – If you are anticipating or coping with a significant loss in your life and wish to better understand the grief that accompanies such loss, this site has been created to offer you information, comfort and support that you need.

Palliative Care aims to enhance the quality of life of patients and their families who are faced with a life-threatening illness. It focuses on increasing comfort through prevention and treatment of suffering.

Encyclopedia of Death and Dying

Love Lives On is designed to normalize the extraordinary and recommend it be used to help the person who has the experience–as well as those who have yet to confront it–mourn in a healthy way.

Compassionate Friends – Grief Support After the Death of a Child

WebHealing.com – Crisis, Grief and Healing discussion boards

Widownet.org – Established in 1995, it is the first online information and self-help resource for, and by, widows and widowers. Topics covered include grief, bereavement, recovery, and other information helpful to people, of all ages, religious backgrounds and sexual orientations, who have suffered the death of a spouse or life partner.

Dan in Real Time is one gay man’s journey through love, life and grief.

AARP-Grief and Loss – General information about grief and loss.

One Caring Place – Publications to help you help others.

BeliefNet-Grief and Loss – General information about grief and loss.

 

Other Resources

I’m pleased to offer various community-based resources that may be of interest to my clients.