Donor Network West provides donor families with grief resources as part of our Aftercare program. It can be very difficult to find comfort in a time of loss. Our hope is that the provided information will help you find some peace during your healing process.

When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis

When Bad Things Happen to Good People by H.S. Kushner

Healing your Grieving Heart by Alan Wolfelt

The Courage To Grieve: Creative Living, Recovery and Growth Through Grief by Judy Tatebaum

No Time for Goodbyes: Coping with Sorrow, Anger, and Injustice After a Tragic Death by Janice Harris Lord

After the Darkest Hour, The Sun Will Shine Again: A Parents’ Guide To Coping With The Loss of a Child by Elizabeth Mehren

Silent Grief: Living in the Wake of Suicide by Christopher Lukas and Henry M. Seiden

Understanding Your Suicide Grief by Dr. Alan Wolfelt

When the Bough Breaks: Forever After the Death of a Son or Daughter by Judith Bernstein

A Child Dies: A Portrait of Family Grief by Joan Hagan Arnold and Penelope B. Gemma

Finding Hope When a Child Dies: What Other Cultures Can Teach Us by Sukie Miller

An Extraordinary Gift by Gwenn Silva and Clea Vannet

Children Grieve, Too by Joy & Dr. Marvin Johnson

Sad Isn’t Bad by Michaelene Mundy

Memories Live Forever by Sharon Rugg, et al.

When Someone Very Special Dies by Marge Heegaard

A Terrible Thing Happened by Margaret M. Holmes

Lifetimes by Bryan Mellonie & Robert Ingpen

The Next Place by Warren Hanson

Tear Soup by Pat Schwiebert & Chuck DeKlyen

The Saddest Time by Norma Simon

Workbooks for Grieving Kids: After a Murder; After a Suicide; After a Death Produced by The Dougy Center

But I Didn’t Say Goodbye:  For Parents and Professionals Helping Child Suicide Survivors by Barbara Rubel

Healing your Grieving Heart For Kids; Healing your Grieving Heart for Teens by Alan Wolfelt

How It Feels When a Parent Dies by Jill Krementz

The Memory Box by Mary Bahr

Griefshare A network of grief support groups

Hello Grief An online community forum to discuss grief and share stories

National Donor Family Council The National Kidney Foundation’s resource website for organ and tissue donor families

The Hospice Foundation of America The Hospice Foundation provides grief resources on their website, as well as a monthly newsletter

What’s Your Grief? A blog started by two bereavement professionals

Compassionate Friends A resource for those who have lost a child

The Dougy Center The website for the National Center for Grieving Children and Families

The Healing Garden An interactive resource for children to help them on their grief journey

The American Association of Suicidology A national resource for suicide survivors

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"An Extraordinary Gift" by Gwenn Silva and Clea Vannet, with illustrations by Carrie Anne Bradshaw.