To download Rapp’s publication “Understanding Grief,” click here.

The Center for Loss and Life Transition has articles on “Helping Yourself Heal” at

At, you can find e-mail support groups and many other grief resources.

The William Wendt Center for Bereavement, in Washington, D.C., has links to groups serving grievers in many special situations on its website, at

Tom Golden, LCSW, is a Washington, D.C.-based psychotherapist and author on grief. You can find many helpful resources on his website, “Crisis, Grief and Healing,” at

At, you can create a free personal website to stay in touch with friends and families during and after a life-threatening illness or event.