Since 1978, Doug Manning has dished out his gentle wisdom with compassion and conviction leading him to become a best-selling author, sought-after speaker and a grief expert relied on by the media. His calling as an author and lecturer began after serving as a pastor and counselor for 30 years in churches in Oklahoma and Texas. He had grown increasingly concerned at the lack of knowledge and comfort that he and his fellow ministers had to offer to families when a loved one died and began to study the concept of grieving and the role that the funeral played in assisting a healthy grief journey and recovery.
See Doug Mannings videos on the obituary page of our website.
For an ongoing conversation with Doug visit his website at www.SafePlaceCommunity.com
Webhealing.com has numerous articles, information, and forums on grief
The Centering Corporation is a non-profit 501(C)3 organization dedicated to providing education on grief and loss for professionals and the families they serve. Centering Corporation was founded in 1977 by Joy and Dr. Marvin Johnson. They now have a compilation of over 500 resources for grief and loss including their own magazine Grief Digest.
The Grief Watch site was created to provide you with bereavement resources, memorial products and links that can help you through your personal loss. It also serves as an excellent educational tool for all who travel down the road of grief.
If you are a bereaved individual, our hearts go out to you. If you are a friend or curious, we welcome you. Please use this site to learn more about grief and the individual needs of the bereaved.
Grief Support After the Death of a Child
“The Compassionate Friends is about transforming the pain of grief into the elixir of hope. It takes people out of the isolation society imposes on the bereaved and lets them express their grief naturally. With the shedding of tears, healing comes. And the newly bereaved get to see people who have survived and are learning to live and love again.”
—Simon Stephens, founder of The Compassionate Friends
Through a network of more than 625 chapters with locations in all 50 states, as well as Washington DC and Puerto Rico, The Compassionate Friends has been supporting bereaved families after the death of a child for four decades.