Grief Support: Local Resources
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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Group and individual counseling. Special Teen group. Meets in various locations. Call
for location nearest you.
Program Manager Bruce Engle
651 Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60661.
1st Thur of month (6:30pm)
606 Potter Rd
2nd Thur of month (6:30pm)
Holy Cross Hospital
Inpatient 3rd Floor
Contact: Sohair Azab
847-759-9449 ex 2109
300 Saunders Road, Suite 300
Riverwoods, IL 60015
Executive Director: Stefanie Norris
Program Director: Ruth Johnson, ext. 206
Healing after the Suicide of a Loved One, by Ann Smolin, LCSW and John Guinan, PhD
I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing after the Sudden Death of a Loved One, by N. Brook
Living with Grief: After Sudden Loss Suicide, Homicide, Accident, Heart Attack, Stroke, by Kenneth Doka
No Time for Goodbyes: Coping with Sorrow, Anger, and Injustice after a Tragic Death, by H. Janice
A Grief like No Other: Surviving the Violent Death of Someone You Love, by K.A. O’Hara
The Trauma and Loss in Children Institute (TLC): www.starrtraining.org/trauma-research
Multiple clinical resources addressing trauma and loss including articles, trainings, and certifications.
The American Foundation for the Prevention of Suicide: www.afsp.org
An education, support, policy, research, and advocacy group with local support group chapters.
American Association of Suicidality: www.suicidology.org
Resources for education, prevention, treatment, training and certification.
Parents of Murdered Children: www.pomc.com
Resources and local chapters to support parents. Useful information on legal and criminal justice issues.
LOSS (Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide): www.catholiccharities.net/loss
Free individual, group and family counseling in Chicagoland, Joliet and Lake County, IL at multiple locations.
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS): www.istss.org
An international, interdisciplinary professional organization that promotes advancement and exchange of knowledge about traumatic stress.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN): www.nctsn.org
A federally funded organization dedicated to raising awareness about child trauma through free online resources, webinars, and educational materials. Search “Traumatic Grief Reading List."
National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA): www.trynova.org
Championing Dignity and Compassion for those harmed by crime and crisis.
Survivors of Violent Loss Network: www.svlp.org
The Mission of this site is to provide a lifeline of hope and healing and addresses the issue of traumatic grief among co-victims of homicide, suicide, drunk driving, and terrorist fatalities.
Grassroots victim’s rights organization, sharing information and resources for victims of violent crime, advocating for the enforcement of our constitutionally guaranteed victim’s rights, and for public safety.