Resources

There are many online resources and books available on a variety of topics dealing with death and grief.

Links

BC Bereavement Helpline: The BC Bereavement Helpline is a free, anonymous, and secure helpline answered by caring individuals who are there to just listen or to help you find support in your community. With access to over 250 grief support groups in the province at their fingertips, our staff and volunteers can give you information that will connect you with the type of support best suited to your needs.

Hospice: An excellent resource material and directory of services.

Brochures by Dr. Alan Wolfelt: Educator and practicing Thanatologist. Dr. Wolfelt is a noted author and has produced “The Helping” series of brochures.

The Grief Recovery Institute: Offers a program delivered by trained specialists to assist with the grieving process.

BC Children’s Hospital: Information, links & support groups for children, teens or adults.

Compassionate Friends: Supports parents who have lost a child through chapters across BC.

Lower Mainland Grief Recovery Society: Supports the bereaved to rebuild their lives by helping them understand their grief in a safe, confidential environment. Grieving is a healing process; it is a natural response to loss in our lives. While there are no right or wrong ways to grieve, the Lower Mainland Grief Recovery Society helps people cope and live with their loss by offering programs that help the grieving person move from pain to healing.

Bereavement Self Help: The site is about how the bereaved help themselves by sharing their stories.

Collecting Loss: A community-based art project about gathering and sharing stories that exist through the clothing of loved ones who have died.

The Centre for the Grief Journey: Designed to help deliver in-depth, rich resources to those grieving.

Facing Bereavement: A UK site offering expert guidance and advice on how to get through grief and look to the future.

Fathers Grieving Infant Loss: A guide for fathers when a baby dies.

Genesis: Offers support and encouragement to bereaved people.

New Hope: Helping those who have lost a spouse.

BabySteps: Dealing with infant Loss.

Internet Grief Community: Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss

Web Healing: The internet's first interactive grief web site.

Baby’s Breath: The Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths.

Grief Support Services

Grief is Good Blog

Griefwalker The Film

Life and Death Matters

Books

Canada’s Grief Resource Centre: A large listing of books are available.

Life’s Losses … Living Through Grief, Bereavement and Sudden Change

Betty Jane Wylie, Macmillan Canada

Making Meaning of the Madness … One Man’s Journey Through Grief A must-read for every man who has suffered the tragedy of loss. Dan Lundine, Tall Timbers Publishing Corp. 21723 Monahan Court Suite 105 – Langley, B.C. V3A 8N1

Living With Dying: A Loving Guide for Family and Close Friends D. Carroli – McGraw Hill, 1985

Empty Arms: Coping With Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Death Wintergreen Press

Living Through Grief and Growing With It Barnes and Noble Books

A Time Remembered: A Journal for Survivors (or any other book written by Earl Grollman) Earl Grollman – Boston: Beacon Press, 1987

You and Your Grief (or any other book written by Rev. Edgar Jackson) Rev. Edgar Jackson – Channel Press, NY, 1966

On Death and Dying (or any other book written by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross) Elisabeth Kubler-Ross – MacMillian Publishing Co., 1969

When Bad Things Happen to Good People Harold Kushner, Schocken, NY, 1981

Beginnings: A Book for Widows Betty Jane Wylie – McCelland and Stewart, 1985

What To Do When A Loved One Dies … A practical and Compassionate Guide to Dealing with Death on Life’s Terms Eva Shaw, Dickens Press, Irvine, Ca.

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