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
(National Organ, Eye and Tissue Donor Online Memorial)
(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 greater New Orleans area)
(grief center for children in lafayette area)
(Grief Center in Baton Rouge 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 Infomational 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