Grief Online


Online Resources During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Some Internet Resources for the Bereaved
Summary of a Powerpoint® Presentation Made to the TCF Topeka Kansas Chapter
November 22, 2010 by Bill Sowers

“The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.”

--Bill Gates

The Internet Town Square

  • Come protected
  • Guard your identity
  • Watch your pocketbook
  • Take nothing at face value
  • Be observant
  • Learn the language
  • Ask questions
  • Be polite but firm
  • Follow the Golden Rule


GROWW Awareness Page
Information on cyberstalking, hoaxes, harassment and general awareness sites

Primarily for parents, teachers and children but an excellent resource
Internet safety, help and education

Anti-Virus Software
Suggestions from Princeton University to students and alumni

Grief's Journey
Click on “Computers” in the left hand menu bar. Great information


From Victims to Survivors -- Topeka
Suicide Support Groups – Kansas
For the Survivors –

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Group
First and third Thursdays of the month from 6 to 8 p.m. Pozez Education Center. For information, call (785) 354-5225. The Pregnancy and Infant Loss Group, which has regular meetings to share information and experiences, also has a blog for members, that offers communication, resources and support. If you are interested in learning more about the blog, please e-mall

Topeka “HEALS” Support Group
A confidential peer support group that is also known as Survivors of Suicide, “HEALS” stands for “Healing After Loss by Suicide.” It is for those who have lost a loved one by suicide. Meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month in Pozez Education Center, 1505 S.W. 8th Ave., Topeka, Kansas at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (785) 249-3792.


  • Audios, Videos, Books, Brochures, etc.
  • Grandparent, Sibling, Parent, etc. Information
  • Grief in the News
  • Local Chapters (lists and information)
  • Online Support (moderated chat)
  • Regional Conferences
  • TCF National Conferences
  • To the Newly Bereaved
  • We Need Not Walk Alone
  • Worldwide Candle Lighting
  • Twitter and Facebook Pages


Grieving Parents

Grieving Grandparents

Grief and Healing Discussion Forums

Adult Sibling Grief Message Board

GriefNet Links to Email Support Groups

Yahoo Groups

Google Groups

Grief, Loss and Bereavement Support Groups,_Loss_and_Bereavement/Support_Groups/

“The Compassionate Friends offers “virtual chapters” through an Online Support Community (live chats). This program was established to encourage connecting and sharing among parents, grandparents, and siblings (over the age of 18) grieving the death of a child. The rooms supply support, encouragement, and friendship. The friendly atmosphere encourages conversation among friends; friends who understand the emotions you're experiencing. There are general bereavement sessions as well as more specific sessions. “

GROWW Branches

Includes chat rooms for areas of bereavement covering specific areas Such as suicide, GLBT, addiction, faith-based bereavement, violent losses sudden deaths, etc. The website has a drop down box with areas of concentration as well as a page linked from the main page called Chat Branches.


Some Common Rules For Email Groups
(Adapted from “The Angel Connection”)

  1. No mailing out of invitations to other groups.
  2. No selling of products for personal gain.
  3. No mailing of ‘forwarded’ email, link pages, and email loaded with graphics or email and pages not related to the topic of bereavement.
  4. No solicitation of money.
  5. Be respectful of everyone else’s feelings.

Common Chat Room / Email Abbreviations

Netiquette (Internet Etiquette)

50 Social Networking Rules for College Students

Good rules for older folks too!. Includes rules for Twitter & Facebook

Some Internet Bereavement Resources:


Grief’s Journey
Though this page is for spouse loss the links under “Bereavement and Grief” contain some really good general information resources

Good Grief (Helping children cope with loss)

Good Grief Center For Bereavement Support

The Family Portal

Surviving the Death of a Child Links

Bereaved Parents of the USA

MISS Foundation

The Dougy Center


Help for Friends and Family of the Bereaved

Help for Military Families

Help for Adult Siblings

The Sibling Connection

Resources for Bereaved Families (SIDS)

Grieving Children

Parents of Murdered Children

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Information Home Site

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

Wings of Light (Aircraft accident victims)

Alliance of Grandparents, a Support in Tragedy


Internet sites with audio-visual presentations


Gloria and Heidi Horsley

Web radio and web TV programs covering many different aspects of grief: Pregnancy loss, sibling death, death of a child, for men only, special topics, etc.


Gone Too Soon

Create an everlasting tribute to someone close to you whom you have lost.

The Halo Garden
Hosts a collection of memorial website links, butterfly dedications, poetry, grief resources, and much more.

Victims of Violence
Many touching memorials focused on violent deaths and help to set up your own memorial.

Create a Memorial Website (TCF $$)

Memory Of ($$)
Create a website in memory of a loved one

Google Sites (Make your own free memorial page)