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Grief is not an illness, an ailment or a sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical, and spiritual necessity. The only way to process loss is to grieve. It’s hard work, but we’re here to help.

Below you’ll find books, videos, printables and other resources to help comfort you as you mourn the loss of someone you love. Start wherever you wish, and come back anytime you need.

You can access these resources 24/7

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The iCare Series offers easy reading and helpful support through the first year. The books are designed to be read at 1, 3, 6 and 11 months during the first year of grief, yet are helpful any time and can be re-read when needed. Begin by clicking any book you would like to read.

Grief support websites
Use this link anytime to access over 100 grief support websites. Courtesy of MastersInCounseling.org.

Aftercare Cafe™
Ask your funeral home about monthly community Aftercare Cafe meetings. Enjoy a beverage, a treat, an engaging discussion about different grief-related topics, an occasional speaker, and how-to workshops.

Preplanning Guide

Preplanning . . . the most important thing you can do for your family.

Completing a Planning Guide can help support your loved ones at a time when they need it most. Knowing and following your wishes can alleviate the decision-making stress, and allow your survivors to focus on their emotional needs and on other family matters that may arise during difficult times.

Click here to complete Mohawk Valley Funeral & Cremation’s easy online form »

Have the Talk of a Lifetime, a program created by The Funeral and Memorial Information Council, was designed to help families have meaningful conversations about the things that matter most in their lives. These discussions can give important insights to the people they left behind — insights that can be used to honor and remember the lives of their loved ones.


Pastor Todd Burpo of Heaven is for Real shares his story in a keynote at the National Grief & Hope Convention on Thursday, April 16, 2015. Visit Pastor Burpo’s website at www.heavenlive.org.

Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley, a mother/daughter team and international psychology experts on grief and loss, share personal experiences and show that despite profound loss, people can find hope and happiness again.

Martin Luther King’s daughter, Dr. Bernice King, opens up to Lynda Cheldelin Fell at the National Grief & Hope Convention on Saturday, April 18 in Indianapolis.

World resiliency expert, author and CNN commentator Dr. Ken Druck leads In the Round at the National Grief & Hope Convention on Friday, April 17, 2015.

Soaring Spirits International and Camp Widow founder Michele Neff Hernandez shares her story of finding hope after losing her husband in a cycling accident in 2005.

Chelsea Hanson offers a rich treasure of ideas for how to remember beloved people using joyful  ways to carry their love, spirit and memory in daily life in this unique how-to workshop.

Deana Martin lost her two children in a car accident in 2011 and now lives with severe depression and complicated grief. She shares her story with Lynda Cheldelin Fell.

Benjamin Scott Allen lost his entire family due to a blood transfusion tainted with HIV. He shares his story in a keynote speech at the National Grief & Hope Convention 2015 on Friday, April 17, 2015.

How to hold the sacred space for someone you love who lost someone they love, Lynda Cheldelin Fell shares what to say and do, and caregiving pitfalls to avoid

Grief Diaries featuring mother Melanie Kors sharing her journey in the aftermath of losing her youngest son to a freak accident in his bedroom. Hosted by Lynda Cheldelin Fell.

Bereavement Cruise
Bereavement cruise

Hosted by Journeys of Hope, Healing & Health, the Bereavement Cruise conference is a journey aboard a 5-star Royal Caribbean cruise ship. Offering all the amenities of a 7-night cruise, the conference features presenters, workshops, a memorial walk, creative activities and an optional burial at sea. Two sailing dates in 2020. Join us for 7 nights at sea and leave with a lifetime of hope.
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MOVING. . . In Grief Diaries, the stories are not only moving, they also provide a rich background for mourners to find a gem of insight for coping. – Dr. Louis LaGrand, author

Surviving Loss by Overdose  is a collection of 12 true stories by people who share their own candid journey through losing a loved one to an overdose.

Through the eyes of a widow

Through the Eyes of a Widow  is a collection of true stories by widows who share their own personal insight into the unspoken challenges of losing a husband.

Surviving Sudden Loss is a collection of 14 true stories about surviving the sudden and unexpected loss of someone you love.

Grief Diaries

Surviving Loss by Cancer offers 12 true stories about surviving the loss of someone we loved to cancer.

My Grief Diary

Divided into two parts and sixteen assignments, My Grief Diary is a workbook designed to give you a safe place to vent feelings and fears, offer tools to help you process the intense emotions, and help you find healing in your heart.

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