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601 E Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20049
TTY: 877-434-7598
Spanish: 877-627-3350
International Calls: 202-434-3525
Provides practical information for legal matters such as estate planning and power of attorney as well as grief support articles and resources especially related to concerns for older adults.

American Association of Suicidology
5221 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20015
Excellent information and links to suicide related topics.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
120 Wall Street, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10005
888-333-AFSP (2377)
Especially good information for survivors of suicide including a link for a webcast for the Annual National Survivors of Suicide Day teleconference. Sponsors "Out of the Darkness" community walks to remember those who have died by suicide. Arkansas has a local chapter of the AFSP.

Association for Death Education and Counseling
111 Deer Lake Road, Suite 100
Deerfield, IL 60015 USA
A multidisciplinary membership organization offering excellent educational programs and materials including an outstanding annual conference, a membership newsletter and online subscriptions to Death Studies and Omega: The Journal of Death and Dying.

Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
PO Box 106
Brooklyn, NY 11230
Provides opportunities for support and education regarding pet loss. The site includes links, chat rooms, and helpful articles for grieving pet owners.

Bereaved Parents of the USA
PO Box 622
St Peters, MO 63376
A national non-profit organization established to reach out to bereaved parents and siblings. BP/USA and its chapters offer support to parents regardless of their race, creed, economic status or cause of death. Web site information available in Spanish. There are three BP/USA chapters in central Arkansas-see Grief Support Groups in Arkansas for details.

Centering Corporation and Grief Digest Magazine
7230 Maple Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68134
Toll-Free Number
An exceptional resource, for inexpensive brochures, publications, and workshops. Resources available in Spanish. Grief Digest Magazine is a quarterly publication available by subscription and has published Mourning News essays in the past.

Channing L. Bete Co., Inc.
One Community Place
South Deerfield, MA 01373-0200
Publishers of several "Scriptographic" pamphlets including About Grief, About Dying, Sad Hug, Mad Hug, Happy Hug and When Someone you Love Dies. Its publication, Working Through Grief, is used in the Good Mourning Grief Support Groups for adults.

Compassion Books
7036 State Hwy 80 South
Burnsville, NC 28714
An excellent mail order resource for books on loss and grief for children and adults. Resources available in Spanish.

Compassionate Friends
P.O. Box 3696
Oak Brook, IL 60522
Offers local self-help groups for parents grieving the death of a child and has both written and video resources. Web site information available in Spanish. Check phone book or web site for local chapters.

Dignity Memorial LIFT®
Contact: Maria Roark at 501.847.0265 (Office)
» Click here for meeting locations.

Dignity Memorial LIFT (Living Information for Today®) is a social support program that helps widows and widowers adjust to the loss of a spouse. Through this program, Dignity Memorial® providers hope to reinforce a sense of wholeness and purpose in those who may be feeling lost. Often, a widowed person feels isolated, usually believing no one really understands how he or she feels. Because of this, they are commonly reluctant to get involved with new people or unfamiliar organizations. The Dignity Memorial LIFT program gives them the opportunity for involvement with people who share similar feelings and experiences. This program is both entertaining and educational, with guest speakers on a variety of interesting topics. And attendees can feel comfortable knowing that speakers do not sell anything. Best of all, there are no fees or dues to participate; Dignity Memorial LIFT members are only responsible for their own meals or personal expenses.

Dougy Center
P.O. Box 86852
Portland, OR 97286
A model center for grieving children and families. Resources include week long training institutes, training manuals, videotapes and publications.

Funeral Consumers Alliance
Self-described as a "Consumer Reports" for the funeral business, this organization provides information to help families understand and take advantage of all the various options relating to what to do after someone dies-from traditional funerals and burials to cremation to home burials. Web site information available in Spanish.

GriefShare is a grief recovery support group where you can find help and healing for the hurt of losing a loved one.
» Click here to search for a GriefShare support near you.

Grief Watch
2116 N.E. 18th Ave.
Portland, OR 97212
Resources for pregnancy loss and support for general loss. Web site includes a relative links index, message boards, and related grief topics. Also includes information regarding The Remembering Heart, The Certificate of Life, the great book Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss, personal bereavement cards and a free online newsletter.

PO Box 3272
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-3272
An internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss. They have almost 50 email support groups covering a great variety of losses and two web sites. This site also has a very broad annotated book list for a variety of losses and grief topics.

Growth House
2215-R Market Street, #199
San Francisco, California, 94114
A very informative and helpful web site dedicated to improving care for the dying that includes "best of the net" resources on most grief categories and palliative care. Highly recommended.

Hospice Foundation of America
1710 Rhode Island Ave, NW, Suite 400 | Washington, DC 20036
HFA is a trusted source of information on end of life, hospice care and grief.

Kids Said
A web site operated by GriefNet (see site description above). It provides a safe place for children to share and help each other deal with grief about any of their losses. Opportunities to share feelings, show art work, and meet peers online are provided. Parent permission is necessary to participate.

MISS Foundation
PO Box 5333
Peoria, AZ 85385-5333
An online support site for those who have experienced the death of a child with an award-winning newsletter, articles and poems. Web site information available in Spanish.

National Alliance for Grieving Children
A membership alliance of organizations and individuals dedicated to providing and improving support for grieving children. Hosts an annual national symposium on children's grief support.

National SHARE Office
402 Jackson Street
St. Charles, MO 63301
A national organization offering support for parents who have experienced a pregnancy loss. Web site includes a national directory of support groups and special sections for parents and for professionals.

Parents of Murdered Children
4960 Ridge Avenue, Suite # 2
Cincinnati, Ohio 45209
A national organization for parents and other co-victims of homicide providing support services and groups, legal information and advocacy.

Suicide Prevention Resources Center
1025 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20007
Excellent information regarding suicide prevention including a suicide prevention crisis line for a person or friend of person in suicidal crisis at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

3033 Wilson Blvd. Suite 630
Arlington, VA 22201
800-959-TAPS (8277)
Provides a wide variety of support services to families experiencing the death of someone serving in the military. Survivor Seminars, Good Grief Camps and a 24-hour hotline, 1-800-959-TAPS (8277), are among the services available.

For more information contact:
Greg Adams

Arkansas Children's Hospital
1 Children's Way
Little Rock, AR 72202-3591

Call: 501-364-1100

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