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Grief and Loss

Please review the following resources for strategies to support individuals you care about with grief and loss.

How to help your teen deal with suicide grief: A handout for parents

Developmental Issues of Grieving Children and How to Help

Do's and don'ts for assisting a grieving student

Talking with a bereaved student

Ways to help a traumatized child/adolescent

Navigating Children's Grief: How to help following a death

Helping others with grief Supporting children after a parent's suicide

Additional resources for individuals struggling with grief and loss

The Sharing Place is a support program offering grief support for children and their parents.

The Bradley Center is a non-profit organization focusing on helping community members with grief and loss.

Caring Connections is run through the University of Utah and offers grief support groups and educational resources for dealing with grief.

Jordan Family Education Center provides weekly classes. You can also receive FREE counseling services through the Jordan Education Center. For a current class schedule, click this link You can also call the number on the site to schedule an intake appointment or ask about specific classes.

Information on identifying signs of distress as well as suggestions for talking with children and teens about tragedy and loss can be found at this page published by the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI)

"Lifetimes (the beautiful way to explain death to children" is a book by Brian Melloni and Robert Ingpen. A YouTube version of this book can be found at this link