I have lived through the unimaginable. I had to bury my child.

Renee Scrima

Online Resources

{Alive Alone }

{ American Association of Suicidology }

{ American Foundation for Suicide Prevention }

{ Bereaved Parents of the USA }

{ SIDS Network, Inc. }

{ SADS Foundation }

Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.



Al-Anon Family Groups (Addiction/Recovery):

Depression & Crisis Hotline:

Families Anonymous (Addiction/Recovery):

National Suicide Prevention Hotline:

Post-Partum Depression:

Suicide Hotline:

The National Institute for Trauma & Loss in Children (TLC):

My world is spinning out of control. Life is moving forward yet I am stuck in the moment when you left me.

Sandra – Heavensbook Angels

Suggested Reading

Beyond Tears: Living After Losing a Child compiled by Ellen Mitchell. Stories from several different bereaved parents.

Dear Parents: Letters to Bereaved Parents Centering Corporation. Bereaved Parents who are further along in the grief write letters to newly Bereaved Parents.

Five Cries of Grief by the Strommens (a father and a mother give their perspectives). One family’s journey in healing after the tragic death of a son.

Lament for a Son by Nicholas Wolterstorff. A father writes about his son, who died in his 20’s from a mountain climbing accident.

Only Spring: On Mourning the Death of My Son by Gordon Livingston, MD. A doctor’s 6-year-old son dies of cancer.

Parting is Not Good-Bye by Kelly Osmont. A teenage son dies from a horse accident.

Sandy: a Heart for God by Leighton Ford (author is brother in law to Billy Graham) Son, a runner in his early 20’s, dies from a congenital heart defect.

Stars in the Deepest Night: After the Death of a Child by G. Gentry. Poems and journal writings.

Tear Soup by Pat Schwiebert. Good for children and adults. A fictional story; a “recipe” for healing after the loss of a child.

The Worst Loss How families heal from the death of a child by B. Rosof.

If you are having a bad day filled with hopelessness or despair, give one of these friends a call:

  • Joanne Cleereman: (208) 344-1010
  • Steffanie Empey: (208) 891-5082