Grief Support Resources


The following is a selection of reading materials, websites, support group names and numbers to bereavement and grief resources that may be helpful to you and your family.

General Books on Coping with Grief:

A Guide for the Bereaved Survivor
Authors: Robert Baugher and Marc Calija

Believe: A Young Widow’s Journey Through Brokenness and Back
Author: Jennifer Silvera

Finding Your Way after Your Spouse Dies
Author: Marta Felber

Gentle Willow: A Story for Children about Dying
Author: Joyce C. Mills

Giving Life: Inspirational Stories of Hope for the Organ Donors and Recipients
Author: Tom Falsey

Life Between Falls: A Travelogue Through Grief and the Unexpected
Author: Julie Lange

The Free Bird Flies: Choosing Life After Loss
Author: Bert Fife

The Gift that Heals: Stories of hope, renewal, and transformation through Organ and Tissue Donation
Author: Reg Green

Water Bugs & Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Young Children
Author: Doris Stickney

Celebration of A Life
Author: Sieff and Cellars

A Time to Grieve: Meditations For Healing After the Death of a Loved One
Author: Staudacher, Carol

Campanion Through Darkness: Inner Dialogues On Grief
Author: Ericcson, Stephanie

Man’s Search for Meaning
Author: Frankl, Victor

The Orphaned Adult: Understanding and Coping with Grief and Change after the Death of our Parents
Author: Levy, Alexander

Grief Support Websites:
(Website for Organ, Eye & Tissue Donor Families)
(An internet community of people dealing with grief, death and loss)
(An online healing place for those suffering from the loss of a loved one)
(Grief support after the death of a child)
(National Sudden and Unexplained Infant and Child Death Resource Center)
(American Foundation for Suicide Prevention; Surviving Suicide Loss)
(grief center for children in lafayette area)
(Parents whose children have died)
For Chapter information in your area: 1-877-969-0010 (English & Spanish).

*****Baton Rouge area meeting Info: 2nd Sunday of each month 6:00 pm
Meeting Address: St Paul Lutheran Church (fellowship hall), 2021 Tara Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70806

*****St. Bernard meeting Info: 2nd Thursday of each month 6:30 pm
Meeting Address: Government Complex (Pecan Grove Conf. Room), 8201 W Judge Perez Dr, Chalmette, LA 70043

*****Lafayette meeting Info: 3rd Monday of each month 7:00 pm
Meeting Address: St Barnabas Episcopal Church, 400 Camellia Blvd, Lafayette, LA 70503

*****Lake Charles meeting Info: 4th Tuesday of each month 6:30 – 8:30 pm (In the classroom – main entrance – first door to the right)
Meeting Address: Women & Children’s Hospital, 4200 Nelson Rd, Lake Charles, LA 70605

*****Greater New Orleans area meeting Info: 2nd Monday of each month 7:00 pm Meeting Address: East Jefferson General Hosptial Conference Center Room: Esplanade 2, 4200 Houma Blvd, Metairie, LA 70006

Crisis and Informational Telephone Numbers:

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Crisis Line: 1-800-221-7437
(English & Spanish)
Information on resources:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Crisis Line: 1-273-TALK (8255)
(English & Spanish)
1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

Families of Homicide Victims
Safehorizon: 1-800-621-HOPE (4673)

Emotions Anonymous
Contact Number: 651-647-9712