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- What is grief?
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- What are the signs, symptoms, and stages of grief?
- How is grief assessed?
- How can people cope with grief?
- What are the legal issues associated with dying and death?
- Where can people get help?
Where can people get help?
AARP Grief and Loss Programs
Offers a variety of programs in which volunteers reach out to widows
601 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20049
American Society of Suicidology
Center for Suicide Prevention
321202 Centre Street, S.E.
Compassionate Friends (help following a suicide)
Coalition Against Police Brutality
220 Bagley, Suite 808
Detroit, MI 48226
Tel: 313-963-8116 or 313-399-7345
Offers online support, forums, seminars, classes, and bereavement materials
PO Box 940822
Plano, TX 75094-0822
Hospice Foundation of America
Hospice Education Institute
Mothers Against Drunk Driving
National Cancer Institute
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Provides a search for hospice and palliative care, as well as statistics, resources, and information
1700 Diagonal Road, Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314
National Organization for Victim Assistance
National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Resource Center
Parents of Murdered Children
Parents Without Partners
Offers support, information, and resources for single parents
1650 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 510
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Samaritan Hospice (Marlton, NJ)
Offers several free grief support groups to those who have lost a spouse at a young age and to those grieving the loss of a same-sex partner
SHARE Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support, Inc.
Society of Military Widows
As researchers continue to examine the management of grief, the level of clarity about what is helpful and not helpful in helping the bereaved needs to be improved. Although hospital personnel have tended over the past decades to address the medical, legal, and emotional issues associated with the loss of a loved one, health-care professionals who work in clinics and private offices would serve their patients better if those issues were addressed long before a crisis of health or loss takes place.
Medically reviewed by Marina Katz, MD; American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
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