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Pages in Will's World for you to visit:
William's Life and Photo Gallery
William's Interests, Links, and Artwork
Information on Some of the Other Memorials Dedicated
To William's Memory
(Come See the Daylily)
Text of the News Stories Surrounding William's Murder
and the Trials.
An Extensive List of Links and Information
on Sites Useful to Grieving Teens and Adults
Grief and Family Support
Related To Gun Violence
Boards and Chats
Information on the Memorial Scholarship Funds
Links to Other Memorial Sites on the Web. You
May Submit Your Own Memorial Site To Your Loved One Here, As Well
Published and Unpublished Articles Written by Me
Regarding My Own Grief and Sense of Loss.
Talks and Writings
Selected Newsgroup Posts
A "Letter of Demonic Advice" in the style
of C. S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters
regarding the loss of a child and a short story I'd like to believe could come
Information on our book.
More Resources and Materials for Bereaved Families
Bereavement, Victims Rights
On and Off the Web
Bulletin Boards and Chats
Online Grief Support Chat
Many websites and internet providers sponser online chatrooms for grieving families.
Some meet at scheduled times, some are open 24 hours and participants just drop in
to see if anyone else is there. Those associated with established organizations
often have a facilitator who monitors and participates in the discussions and enforces
[A Usenet newsgroup designed to enable those who grieve from the loss of a loved one to
communicate with and support each other. No professionals here, just people helping people
from personal experience. Accessible through a providers newsgroup reader, or by
going to: www.dejanews.com]
America On-Line Customers
[Look under Thrive Guide, look under HEALTH for several programs on Death, Dying and
Loss. A message board system is set up much like the above newsgroup, but with several
related services, and divided up into categories for different kinds of loss. This group
is under the administration of AOL staff who monitor the content. Two real-time chat
sessions are available each week, although it takes some getting used to, and fairly
competent typing skill to participate in the conversations.]
Keyword: Online Psych
[Look under Grief. Many articles available for reading. Message boards like above
[More illness and disease oriented, but there is are regularly scheduled Compassionate
Friends real-time chats throughout the week, and a Parents of Murdered Children real-time
chat each week.]
Other well-developed online service providers may also have several proprietary sites
dealing with these topics. Contact your provider for more information and direction.
Websites which have chat services are noted in the Victim and Family Support
area of this section. Among them are:
- Concerned Counseling Online
- Grief, Loss, and Recovery
- The Bereavement Education Center
- Growth House
Books and literature which we have found helpful in our time of grief
If you would like to add to this list, please let us know.
Please see also the Online Bibliography
for the book
What to do When the Police Leave:
A Guide to the First Days of Traumatic Loss
on the WBJ Press section of this website.
- The Holy Bible. Various translations and versions are available, my favorite
contemporary version is the New International Version. I find it ironic that so many
people turn to contemporary sources for guidance and information on the way the universe
works, an afterlife, and spirituality, when it is all right here in front of our very
noses, and has been for centuries. Far from being outdated, the Bible is a timeless source
of inspiration, strength, and information on the past, present, and future. No
contemporary source of revelation has even come close to the revealed truths of the
authorized prophets of God.
- Recommended sections are: Genesis; Exodus; The Psalms - 19, 23, 63, 100, 103, 121, and
of course others; The Book of Job; The first half of the Book of Daniel; The Book of
Matthew (especially chapters 5-7, Jesus' Sermon on the Mount.), The Book of John; The
Letters of Paul and others to the early churches (commonly known as the Epistles)
- A Grief Observed. C. S. Lewis. Several editions and printings available. Probably
the most important book on grief and faith ever written from the journals kept by Lewis
following the death of his wife, Joy.
- Letters To Malcolm, Chiefly on Prayer. C. S. Lewis. Several of the letters in
this little book deal with grief some time after the event. In addition, many of Lewis'
non-fiction works, Miracles, The Problem of Pain, Surprised by Joy,
and many others are extraordinarily valuable resources of inspiration, thoughts on faith,
and putting faith into practice in our world today. I highly recommend them all.
- The Practice of the Presence of God. Brother Lawrence. A remarkable little book
dealing with the presence of God in our lives, and living with that presence to its
fullest every day.
- Mothers Against Drunk Driving has some excellent literature on grief, children,
traumatic loss, among others. Please contact your local chapter for information on how to
obtain these very valuable booklets.
- His Name is Ron: Our Search for Justice. By the family of Ron Goldman, dealing
with the family's sense of loss following Ron's murder.
- Lament for a Son. Nicholas Wolterstorff. A very moving journal of a father's
grief after the loss of his son to a mountain climbing accident.
- The End of Life Series - National Public Radio. http://www.npr.org/programs/death/index.html
A remarkable ongoing series on the end of life with additional resources and transcripts
available. Features a superb bibliography.
- The Natural Death Handbook. The Natural Death Center. Complete text of this very
important British publication is available at The Global Ideas Bank site: http://www.globalideasbank.org/natdeath/ndh0.html
along with the complete texts of a variety of other very helpful articles, books, and
journals. Chapter 8 deals specifically with Grief and Bereavement.