Dealing with grief involves feeling your feelings, accessing tangible and emotional support, and using the resources available to you. Here is a list of resources to help you find the help you need.

General grief resources

These leads below may be especially helpful if you’re stuck on philosophical or existential parts of the grieving process.

Alternatively, if you’re in need of more specific, tangible resources, jump to that section below.

Websites for dealing with grief

David Kessler and Brene Brown on finding meaning in grief

Stephen Colbert and Anderson Cooper on the effects of grief

Guides to deal with grief

Resources for dealing with specific types of grief 

Need some direction for approaching the grieving process? Check out these resources specific to the exact type of grief you’re experiencing.




Becoming a widow or widower

Consider the following quotes shared by Reddit user u/BartsgirlJo:

  • “Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.” – Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • “Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable” – Wizard of Oz
  • “Have you ever lost someone you love and wanted one more conversation, one more chance to make up for the time when you thought they would be here forever? If so, then you know you can go your whole life collecting days, and none will outweigh the one you wish you had back.” – Mitch Albom

Grief after an abortion

Mourning childhood sexual abuse (CSA)

Learning your child was sexually abused

Saying goodbye to a loved one

Grief after suicide

Grieving your own mortality

Losing a difficult parent

Losing contact with a sibling

Grieving a murdered child

Helping kids cope with loss

“The impact of trauma in children depends so heavily on the life stage during which the event occurs” – Institute of Medicine (US) Committee for the Study of Health Consequences of the Stress of Bereavement

Limb loss and amputee grief

Mourning a lost body part is known to feel similar to losing a close loved one. Whether through a gradual process like diabetes or a sudden accident, loss of a limb creates layers of grief. 

Grieving the state of the world

If you’re at a loss to deal with a recent event, consider looking to grief resources for inspiration and guidance. While individual experiences may differ, there are many resources available that cater both broadly and specifically to feelings of loss, mourning, and grief.