To help you get through this difficult time, we've compiled a list of resources, including helpful links and recommended books. Please e-mail with suggestions for any other additional resources.

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Helpful Links


Department of Veterans Affairs

Medicare and Medicaid

Internal Revenue Service

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Social Security

Survivor's Guide

Vital Records Information

American Council of Life Insurance

Estate Settlement Issues & Answers


Grief Net

Journey of Hearts

Widow Net

Compassionate Friends

Death and Dying Resources


Recommended Books

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To Begin Again: A Journey Toward Comfort, Strength, and Faith in Difficult Times

To Begin Again is a book of comfort and faith to lead us through tragic times. The advice is wise, gentle, and compassionate, dotted with stories of people Levy knows who have endured terrible pain --and healed.

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Remembering With Love: Messages of Hope for the First Year of Grieving and Beyond

Short essays, uplifting words, and suggestions for meditations for the varied emotions of grief including total devastation, anger, loneliness, numbness, and guilt for not being able to get control of feelings.

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How to Survive the Loss of a Love

One of the most directly helpful books on the subject of loss ever written, the first edition of this comforting and inspiring book, published in 1976, sold nearly two million copies. It has since been completely revised and expanded to nearly twice its original size.

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Caregiving : The Spiritual Journey of Love, Loss, and Renewal

An indispensable guide for anyone who is, has been, or anticipates becoming a caregiver. Caregiving includes advice from leaders in the fields of aging, medicine, finance, and spirituality. It explores medical and financial problems as well as issues such as depression, stress, housing, home care, and end-of-life concerns. 

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The Grace in Dying: How We Are Transformed Spiritually as We Die

An astonishingly intelligent and engrossing book about consciously surrendering our bodies and our egos to death.

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After the Darkest Hour the Sun Will Shine Again : A Parent's Guide to Coping With the Loss of a Child

This inspiring guide to coping with the loss of a child combines the author's own story with the experiences and wisdom of others who have gone through this tragedy.

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Confessions of a Grieving Christian

Best-selling author Zig Ziglar tells his personal story of loss, grief, and renewal in this comforting and encouraging book.

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I'm Grieving As Fast As I Can: How Young Widows and Widowers Can Cope and Heal

This book is a must for any young person who has lost a spouse or someone who is close to them.

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A Broken Heart Still Beats: When Your Child Dies

The grief felt by a parent following a child's death is the theme of this book, edited by two mothers who share that unfortunate experience. 

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Grieving the Loss of Someone You Love : Daily Meditations to Help You Through the Grieving Process

In a series of thoughtful daily devotions, this book offers wisdom, insight, and comfort that will help hurting people through and beyond their grief.

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Your Loved One Lives on Within You

An innovative guide shows mourners how to tap their imagination in order to create a new, inner relationship with a lost one and use it to seek healing, resolution, and guidance from the deceased. By creating an inner relationship with the person who has died, readers can experience powerful opportunities for healing, resolution and even guidance. This book will show readers how their untapped imagination can lead to a new beginning with the person they considered lost to them forever.

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The Grieving Child : A Parent's Guide

Explaining death to a child is one of the most difficult tasks a parent or other relative faces. The Grieving Child provides much-needed guidance, covering such areas as visiting the seriously ill or dying, especially difficult situations, including suicide and murder, attending a funeral, and the role religion can play.

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