Grief Resources

Welcome to the Community Grief Center’s Online Resource Page!



Through a generous donation in memory of Jerry Hettinger, we have a collection of books on various grief subjects.

Stop by to peruse or check items out and take them with you.


Outside of Northern Colorado? Here are some other grief centers in our state and online (click on to go to link): (for bereaved children) (pregnancy and infant loss support) (young adults) (for those who have lost a loved one to substance abuse or addiction)

These comprehensive Grief Words by Alan Wolfelt, PhD, Director of the 
Center for Loss and Life Transition offer a wealth of information and help.

The Journey Through Grief
The Mourner's Bill of Rights

Helping Yourself with Grief

Someone you love has died. You are now faced with the difficult, but important, need to mourn. Mourning is the open expression of your thoughts and feelings regarding the death and the person who died. It is an essential part of healing. The following articles provide many practical suggestions to help you move toward healing in your unique grief journey. 
Mustering the Courage to Mourn
Love and Grief: In Communion and Greater Than the Sum of Their Parts
Will I Befriend My Feelings Or Will I Deny Them
Will I Grieve or Will I Mourn
Helping Yourself Heal When Someone Dies
Helping Yourself Heal When Your Child Dies
Helping Yourself Heal When Your Spouse Dies
Helping Yourself Heal When a Parent Dies
Helping Yourself When a Baby Dies
Dispelling the Misconceptions About Suicide and Grief and Mourning
Helping Yourself Heal During the Holiday Season
Helping Dispel 5 Common Myths About Grief
Helping Yourself Live When You Are Seriously Ill
Helping Yourself Live When You Are Dying
Exploring the Uniqueness of Your Suicide Grief
Healing Your Traumatized Heart seeking safety, understanding and peace pt 2
Healing Your Grieving Body: Physical Practices for Mourners
The Spiritual Path to Healing: An Introduction
The Spiritual Path to Healing: Mourning Ideas, Part 1
The Spiritual Path to Healing: Mourning Ideas, Part 2
The Spiritual Path to Healing: Mourning Ideas, Part 3
The Spiritual Path to Healing: Mourning Ideas, Part 4
Helping Yourself Heal When an Adult Sibling Dies
Helping Your Family Heal After Stillbirth
Healing Your Grief About Getting Older
Embracing the Sadness of Grief
Helping a Friend or Family Member After a Cancer Diagnosis

Helping Others with Grief

For and About Grieving Children and Teenagers

Funerals, Memorials, Cremation and Related Topics

The days following the death of a loved one can be filled with sadness and confusion. The following articles can help you understand the importance of the rituals surrounding death.
Helping Your Family Personalize the Funeral
Helping Create a Meaningful Eulogy
Ten Freedoms for Creating a Meaningful Funeral
Why is the Funeral Ritual Important?


For Funeral Directors

Effectively meeting the grief needs of customers in an increasingly impersonal world takes special effort on the part of professionals in the grief industry. The following articles are designed to help funeral directors gauge their own effectiveness and meet the challenges of serving customer needs.
It's the Experience That Counts: Funeral Home Customer Service for Today's Families
And We Wonder Why People Question the Need for Funerals...
Creating Excellence in Customer Service
The Dirty Dozen of Customer Service
E-Serving Families: How Your Website Should Help Your Customers
Listening to (and Satisfying) the Never-Satisfied Customer

For Hospices and Other Caregivers