GrieF Resources

Your experiences, your emotions...whatever they may be, are valid emotions. Please know that you are not in this alone. The Owen Funeral Home Bereavement Staff is here to help you in anyway we can.

Dealing with the loss of a loved one...expressing your grief...knowing what is "normal"...these questions deal with very personal emotions and experiences. The following links may be helpful in your personal journey through this very trying experience. If you find these helpful or if you are aware of a site that you might like for us to take a look at, please feel free to contact us your recommendations.

General Grief & Support

American Association of Suicidology
Site for families of suicide victims

American Cancer Society
Support to cancer patients, family and friends.

Bereavement Magazine
A Magazine of Hope and Healing.

Be Remembered
In the future when someone searches your name, what do you hope they’ll find? What are those messages you want to leave the world? Gather them here at BeRemembered.

Counseling For Loss & Life Changes
The purpose for the development of this Website was to give grieving people throughout the internet community a place to access information, exchange ideas, and share their own personal experiences in regards to the grieving process.

Courier Journal Newspaper Obituary Page

Grief and Loss Organization
This free, noncommercial website was designed for adults of all ages and includes valuable information for spouses, adult children, friends, co-workers and employers of the deceased.

GriefShare
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You may also sign up if you would like to receive daily devotionals.

MealTrain
Have You Ever Wanted to Organize Meals for a Friend after a Birth, Surgery or Illness?

National Funeral Directors Association
Frequently Asked Questions about grief.

Open To Hope
An online resource helping people find hope after loss.

SA/VE: Suicide Awareness/Voices of Education
Education and information about suicide and suicide prevention. Outreach and grief support for those who have lost loved ones to suicide.

Suddenly Solo
Information for grieving men.

Parents

Bereaved Parents USA
A nationwide organization designed to aid and support bereaved parents and their families.

National Organization Parents of Murdered Children
For families who have lost children through murder and violent crime.

National SIDS and Infant Death Program Support Center
Provides research, education, and support for families dealing with SIDS.

The Compassionate Friends
A national nonprofit, self-help support organization which offers friendship and understanding to families who are grieving the death of a child of any age, from any cause.

Children

Sesame Street Grief
When families grieve.

The Dougy Center
A national center for grieving children and families and an internationally know model for providing persupport groups for grieving children, teens, and families.

The Fernside Organization
A site for children who grieve the loss of someone special.

Pet Loss

Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
A site full of support through links, chat rooms and resources for grieving pet owners.

Works of Art

Jack E. Dawson

"If My People" - By Jack E. Dawson

Can you find the hidden images in this painting? Look for the neglect, warfare, sacrifice tragedy and the evil... then look for the hope, healing, life and prayer.  Who is mending the flag? Inspirational works of art.