Grief

Updated: 06.2021– This page has grief support resources. It starts with online and National resources followed by Virginia and Richmond, VA, since that’s where I live.

Resources for loss of a child, loss of a loved one to suicide, loss of a loved one to SUD, and some general grief and loss resources.

Grief Books

Grief Support-National

Suicide Loss- For Children/Teens –National

It’s very important to address the grief of our youth. Unresolved grief heightens suicide risk and can lead to unhealthy coping behaviors including addiction.

Suicide Loss- Postvention Guide For Schools

  • After a Suicide – An evidence-based guide from the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (AFSP) for schools that have suffered a suicide of one of their students

Grief Support Guide for Funeral Industry

Worthwhile Podcasts on Grief

Low-Cost Funeral Resources- Virginia Area

  • Richmond Cremation– Low-cost cremation packages from $1,495
  • Christian’s Purpose – Paying for a child’s funeral. Currently serving these Virginia areas: Charlottesville and outlying areas Fluvanna, Greene, Nelson, Madison

Grief Support- Virginia Area

Grief Support Groups for Loss from SUD – Richmond, VA

SUD=Substance Use Disorder.

VCAM Grief & Loss Support Group for families who have experienced fatal overdose or drug-related death in the family (drop-in)- Richmond VA 
When: 6-7:30 pm, 1st and 3rd Monday of the month
Where: VCAM, 2301 N. Parham Rd, Suite 4 (second floor) Richmond, VA 23229

Grief and loss support group for anyone who’s lost someone to Substance Use Disorder-(drop-in) – Richmond VA
When: Weekly on Tuesdays from 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Where: 3rd Floor Conference Rm, McShin Foundation, 2300 Dumbarton Road, Richmond VA. 23228
Where: Tracy Grow at (804) 229-5024 or GrapleRVA@gmail.com

annemoss.com posts about grief

  1. Make a child’s service more meaningful
  2. What do you say to grieving parents
  3. Forgiving myself
  4. 7 things we need our ‘ungrieving’ friends to know
  5. How grief matures
  6. Grief writes me a love letter
  7. 5 things to help you find hope after tragedy
  8. From where do I draw my strength?
  9. The Final 48 Hours
  10. Why do I post about grief? My alter ego and I have a battle
  11. I refuse to bury my son’s memory
  12. Recommended Grief Books for loss by suicide, loss of a child, general grieving books

Gina Hollenweger, part of this tribe, sent me this video to use here.

Grieving After an Overdose Death: The First Days