Resources for Vilomahs, Families & Friends
For parents and families who lose a child, experience miscarriage or stillbirth, the grief is crushing. It's unique to each person as we learn to navigate this journey. And there are places to turn for help. Let's use this space to share what works for you, what doesn't and what might work for other bereaved parents or vilomahs.
The mission of The Compassionate Friends: When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.
Evermore is an emerging movement of concerned citizens who believe that bereavement care in America is broken. We are committed to an America where all families and professionals have access to care, programs, tools, policies and resources to respond and adjust to loss. We believe our nation’s public and private leaders should take urgent action to address and support our families during their most fragile and darkest hour– and change the systems that often cause additional victimization and trauma. Changing our nation’s awareness and response to bereavement has never been more important.
Modern Loss is a place to share the unspeakably taboo, unbelievably hilarious, and unexpectedly beautiful terrain of navigating your life after a death. Beginners welcome.
This project grew out of two friends’ separate experiences with sudden loss, and their struggle to find resources that weren’t too clinical, overtly religious, patronizing or, frankly, cheesy.
OptionB is dedicated to helping you build resilience in the face of adversity—and giving you the tools to help your family, friends, and community build resilience too. Here, you can read and share personal stories, join groups for solidarity and support, and find information from experts.
TEDx Talk: How and Why to Talk to Bereaved Parents
Sharon Delaney McCloud delivered a TEDx Talk at TEDx Cary Women on December 13, 2019 in Cary, North Carolina to a sold-out crowd, showing people how and why they should talk to bereaved parents. Watch it here.
Claire Bidwell Smith - Author & Grief Therapist
Claire Bidwell Smith, LCPC is a therapist specializing in grief and the author of three books of nonfiction on grief and anxiety as well as various publications including The New York Times, Salon.com, Slate, Chicago Public Radio, The Huffington Post, Psychology Today and Yoga Journal. Claire leads numerous workshops and retreats around the country. Check out her website here.
Vilomah Voice Forum
COMING SOON. The Vilomah Voice Forum belongs to you.
This is a place where you can share your narrative about being a vilomah. Whether you've lost a child, had a miscarriage or stillbirth, the forum is where you can share as little or as much as you want. Ask questions. Give us advice. Build this community with us.