Updated: 12.2020– 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.

Grief Support Guide for Funeral Industry

Worthwile 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: 6-7:30pm, 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 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