Bereaved Families

If you are reading this page, we are sorry that you are here, but know you are not alone. If you have other resources you have found helpful, please let us know.


Permission to Mourn by Tom Zuba
A to Z Healing Toolbox by Susan Hannifin-MacNab
Rare Bird: A Memoir of Loss and Love by Anna Whiston-Donaldson
Once More We Saw Stars by Jayson Greene
Finding Meaning by David Kessler
It’s OK That You’re Not OK by Megan Devine
Signs: The Invisible Language of the Universe by Laura Lynne Jackson
Angels in my Hair by Lorna Byrne
Safe in the Arms of God by John MacArthur
On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Healing After Loss by Martha Hickman


Terrible Thanks for Asking

Terrible, Thanks for Asking host Nora McInerny asks people to share their complicated and honest feelings about how they really are


Helping Parents Heal

This organization has in person and small local Zoom meetings as well as national conferences. Helping Parents Heal is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting bereaved parents to become Shining Light Parents by providing support and resources to aid in the healing process. We go a step beyond other groups by allowing the open discussion of spiritual experiences and evidence for the afterlife, in a non-dogmatic way. Affiliate groups welcome everyone regardless of religious (or non-religious) background and allow for open dialog.

The Compassionate Friends

Support for parents and siblings of those who have died at any age. In person and online meetings, as well as national conference.

Facebook Groups


Join the main group and then you can request to be in the bereavement group, for moms, excellent group.

Bereaved Parents of Childhood Cancer

Includes both moms and dads, one for parents of children who died from cancer.

Bereaved Parents Book Club

We read 1-2 books a year, all online, open to all loses but primarily members have lost their children to cancer.

Tom Zuba Teaches a New Way to Do Grief

The author of Permission to Mourn, holds a lot of live events

Healing Warrior Parents

For all child loss, focuses on the belief that our children are always with us and that communication is possible.

Helping Parents Heal has numerous local chapters on FB

Refuge in Grief

Page by author Megan Devine – Validation and practical tools for living with grief.