POMC provides the on-going emotional support needed to help parents and other survivors facilitate the reconstruction of a “new life” and to promote a healthy resolution. Not only does POMC help survivors deal with their acute grief but also helps with the criminal justice system. http://www.pomc.com
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the nation’s leading organization bringing together people across communities and backgrounds to understand and prevent suicide, and to help heal the pain it causes. Individuals, families, and communities who have been personally touched by suicide are the moving force behind everything we do. http://www.afsp.org/
Grief Support After the Death of a Child. Whether your family has had a child die (at any age from any cause) or you are trying to help those who have gone through this life altering experience, The Compassionate Friends exists to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the natural grieving process. http://www.compassionatefriends.org/
Communication advice for people who think they know better.
One of the pitfalls some fall into when talking to a person in mourning is to inadvertently compete about who is going through the more difficult time. Humorous in tone, this article illustrates how ridiculous the one-upping of pain can get, and, tongue-in-cheek, proposes a respectful time allotment for grieving parties dependent on the severity of loss.