Various resources that may help deal with grief are detailed below. Our friend Sarah Miller has provided further insight into these resources.
Sarah Miller is an End of Life Doula on a mission to normalize grief. After losing her dad, grandpa, and mom all before the age of 25 she became very acquainted with the ins and outs of death, grief, and end of life planning. She is passionate about helping people to create a fulfilling life and guide them through a meaningful death.
Our personalized text messages help you stay connected and supported, as you grieve. Even from a distance. We’ll text you resources and tips, all year long, to help you feel less alone. If your friends want to help, but aren’t sure how, we’ll text them suggestions too.
I love this resource. It’s a subscription service that sends you and 5 friends/family/coworkers/etc weekly text messages with different resources and tips for getting through grief. The texts are personalized to the type of loss that was experienced (natural, cancer, overdose, suicide, etc.).— Sarah Miller
Too Damn Young
Too Damn Young was founded with the sole purpose of letting any grieving teenager and young adult know they are not alone. At the basis, we want to be a resource. Our expert articles, personal accounts, fiction, poems, and other creative outlets are all intended to be relatable and informative content.
I saw the founder of this site speak at a conference last year — this website stemmed from her experience with losing her mom at a young age and becoming the caregiver for her grandma into her college years. I think this is a good resource because it’s specifically targeted at a teenage/young adult audience.— Sarah Miller
What’s Your Grief
Specifically, our mission is to promote grief education, exploration, and expression in both practical and creative ways. We aim to provide the public with…
- Education that reaches beyond generalization
- Practical and specific suggestions for moving forward
- Modes of self-exploration and self-expression that suit all types of thinkers and doers
- Ways to honor and remember deceased loved ones.
- A supportive community
Modern Loss is a place to share the unspeakably taboo, unbelievably hilarious, and unexpectedly beautiful terrain of navigating your life after a death. Beginners welcome. This project grew out of two friends’ separate experiences with sudden loss, and their struggle to find resources that weren’t too clinical, overtly religious, patronizing or, frankly, cheesy.
This is a Thought Catalogue-esque website dedicated to sharing stories of grief. I think it’s interesting that you can filter articles by types of loss.— Sarah Miller
OptionB.org is dedicated to helping you build resilience in the face of adversity—and giving you the tools to help your family, friends, and community build resilience too. Here, you can read and share personal stories, join groups for solidarity and support, and find information from experts.
This was an organization founded by Sheryl Sandburg (CEO of Facebook, Author of Lean In) after unexpectedly losing her husband several years ago. I like how it doesn’t only focus on death, but instead resilience and it gives people several options for engaging. My favorite part of this website is that it has started Option B support groups. The groups are closed access Facebook communities where students can go to commune with other people who are experiencing difficult situations.— Sarah Miller
At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. It is a safe environment where we create an open dialogue to discuss any topic related to death with no agenda, objectives or themes. The group directed discussion does not substitute as a grief support group or counseling session, but instead a place to talk about something we’ve all been thinking about: death.
I’ve personally been a Death Cafe facilitator for 2 years and think it’s a really powerful way to process thoughts and feelings around mortality. These groups don’t replace therapy or count as group counselling, but instead just a safe place to talk about death and loss. Sometimes being able to simply discuss death helps to alleviate our anxiety around it and process our grief.— Sarah Miller
The Dinner Party
The Dinner Party is a platform for grieving 20- and 30-somethings to find peer community and build lasting relationships. We screen, train and support a growing network of peer hosts, and connect them to 12-15 people nearby, who share a similar age and loss experience.