Resources for the Bereaved


Help During the Holidays
Coping with grief during the holidays (Judi's House):
Grief at home holiday activities (Judi's House):

Grief share
: special support programs and a book about getting through the holidays:

National/International organizations


Local Programs (Southern California):


Special Events (national):


Special Events (local)

  • New Hope (Long Beach, Southern California) Family Camps in February, April, June, August, October, and December 2023:
  • See your local parish website and/or speak with your priest/bereavement ministry (e.g., All Soul’s Day)

No matter how long you have been in grief, grief resources can be very helpful - especially if you can go back to them when you need them (e.g., around anniversaries, birthdays, holidays, etc.). 

Books about grief and loss
See tabs on this website for books for children, teens, and adults

Grief and the Brain:

It is important to be cautious when seeking grief support, as some groups may prioritize financial gain over providing actual help. Beware of any pressure to commit to subscriptions or memberships, and trust your gut instinct. While not all paid resources are suspicious, it's essential to do your research and only trust those who are genuinely committed to helping others. As someone who has experienced grief firsthand, I recommend seeking out resources that prioritize support over profit. You can benefit from grief resources at any stage of your grieving process, and it may be helpful to seek support in anticipation of when you need it the most, such as around anniversaries, birthdays, and holidays.