See below for a selection of resources.
Hope and Memorials
AngelsforHope – An organization that sends crocheted angels to those needing hope.
BalloonRelease – Memorial ideas including balloon releases
Share – Pregnancy and loss support
Death and Dying / End of Life
National Hospice & PalliativeCareOrganization> – Providing End-of-life care and support to care givers and families across the country
Bereavement, Loss and Grieving
AARP – Grieving and loss site for the Am. Assoc. of Retired People
Bereavement Poems/Articles – Poems and articles on bereavement
CenteringCorporation – Support to those suffering from loss
FallenHeroesMemorial – An online memorial for all of the fallen service members of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom
GRASP(GriefRecoveryAfterSubstancePassing) — Provides sources of help, compassion and most of all, understanding, for families or individuals who have had a loved one die as a result of drugs
LivingWithLossMagazine – Features articles, stories, poems and bereavement resources, cards, gifts and booklets
TAPS — Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors provides a wide variety of programs/information to survivors, military and casualty personnel and others
TwinlessTwins – Support for the twin suffering from companionship loss
Loss of a Baby/Child
A.G.A.S.T. – Support group for grandparents
AliveAlone – Serving grieving parents
BabySteps – Support for those on the long road of recovery from the loss of a baby
Bereaved Parents – Bereaved Parents of the USA was founded in 1995 by a group of bereaved parents from across the country. The purpose for organizing this group was to offer support, understanding, encouragement and hope to other bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents after the death of a child.
Center for Loss in Multiple Births – Support for parents who have lost twins or multiple births
CompassionateFriends – Support for parents, grandparents and siblings grieving the loss of a child
Grieving for Babies> — Guides families and professionals towards understanding a grief caused by death of a baby during pregnancy, at birth or in the first few months of life
In LovingMemoryOnline — In Loving Memory is an organization dedicated to helping parents cope with the death of their only child or all of their children
InfantsRemembered InSilence — Offering support, education and resources on the death of a child in early pregnancy (miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy etc.), or from premature birth, stillbirth, neo-natal death, birth defects, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), illness and all other types of infant and early childhood death
MissingGraceFoundation — Missing GRACE Foundation’s mission is to provide resources and support for families that have experienced: pregnancy loss, infant loss, infertility or adoption and to advocate for comprehensive, patient focused prenatal care for all women. Five core areas encompass the heart of the mission: Grieve, Restore, Arise,Commemorate and Educate
Parents of MurderedChildren – Providing support to parents of murdered children and education/information for the prevention of homicides
National SIDS & InfantDeathProgramSupportCenter – SIDS information and support center
SIDS – Support for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Comfort Zone Camp for Children – Camp for children suffering from all types of grief, trauma and loss, such as, loss of parent or sibling
Fernside – Grieving organization for children
MissingChildren – America’s Most Wanted Missing Children web site
Missing Adults – National Center for Missing Adults web site
Favorite Places for Retreats or Training
KRIPALU INSTITUTE – Located in the Berkshires. Spiritual retreats, yoga retreats, private retreats as well as training and certification on a host of subjects. World renowned speakers and teachers. Simply a must-visit-location-in-this-lifetime!
NAROPA UNIVERSITY – Founded by a Buddhist monk, this liberal arts university is located in Boulder, Colorado. Amazing curriculum including art, Buddhist studies, meditation and contemplative psychology.
SPIRIT ROCK – Meditation Retreat Center in Woodacre near San Francisco, California. Vipassana (insight) Meditation and loving-kindness meditation.
UPAYA – Roshi Joan Halifax founded Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The center is well known for the training provided on being around death and in supporting and taking care of people who are dying. A wonderful, compassionate center for retreats, meditation or yoga. Check out their catalogue.
ARTHUR FINDLAY COLLEGE – The World’s Foremost College for the Advancement of Spiritualism and Psychic Sciences
Suicide Prevention – Dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to be directed to the closest crisis center.
WhatWouldCodyDo – Foundation providing scholarships for Ski Patrollers pursuing additional medical education
Whit Cammack Foundation – The Whit Cammack Foundation is producing an education video, WHAT YOU LEAVE BEHIND, which underscores the dangers of prescription medications and the resulting devastation. This video will be presented in forums for teenagers and parents.
Other Psychic Mediums
www.bestpsychicdirectory.com – The absolute best source for finding psychic mediums.