There are many reputable groups and organizations that offer help and advice for dealing with this very difficult time – including:
Mental health or counseling centers
Hospitals or hospices – ask for the bereavement coordinator, social worker, or chaplain’s office for a referral
Social service agencies
Libraries (books about grieving)
We’ve compiled a list of online resources as a place to start:
The Centering Corporation
This nonprofit organization is dedicated to providing education and resources for the bereaved.
Find a support group using this reputable site.
The Compassionate Friends
The Compassionate Friends is a nonprofit organization devoted to helping families who have suffered the loss of a child.
The International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA)
This trade organization offers guides and resources for consumers.
Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC)
ADEC is a professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence in death education, bereavement counseling, and care of the dying.