A growing body of research supports that telling personal narratives, especially after an adverse medical diagnosis, can have positive outcomes on physical and psychological health. Embracing and promoting the healing power of storytelling is the mission of Dr. Annie Brewster, an internist at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Dr. Jonathan Adler, a clinical psychologist and professor at Olin College. Dr. Brewster is the Founder and Dr. Adler is the Chief Academic Officer of the Health Stories Collaborative, a nonprofit organization dedicated to collecting, honoring, and sharing stories of illness and healing. To learn more, go to HealthStoryCollaborative.org.
The Courageous Parents Network
The Courageous Parents Network is a resource providing podcasts, videos, guides, and blogs about grieving and healing after the death of a child. The website also provides information about many life-threatening pediatric illnesses and offers guidance to help parents navigate the medical system, communicate effectively, and make informed decisions for their child and family.
The Centering Corporation
The Centering Corporation provides educational resources for the bereaved including a quarterly magazine, Grief Digest, and an extensive list of book recommendations for parents, children, siblings, spouses and others who are grieving.
The Compassionate Friends
The Compassionate Friends provides support to bereaved families after the death of a child. Parents, siblings and grandparents can join over 600 support groups in the US, read articles about grief in the We Need Not Walk Alone magazine, discover books and private online groups, and more.
The Children’s Room
The Children’s Room offers hope and healing to children from the ages of 3 to 18 who have experienced the death of a parent or sibling.
Elizabeth Jameson Fine Art
Elizabeth Jameson is a internationally acclaimed writer and an artist living with multiple sclerosis. Her inspiring art transforms black-and-white MRI images of her brain scans into creations of beauty and curiosity. To learn more about Elizabeth in my recent blog post, click here.