Below are links to various resources located externally to the Survivor Resources website. We hope you find this page useful. We will add to the list regularly so be sure to check back again
Addiction Center “4 Ways Grief can lead to Addiction”– Grief can be an overwhelming feeling. It can last days, weeks, months, or even years. It’s a response to the death of a loved one, a relationship, or any other meaningful situation in your life. Everyone deals with their grief differently. Some may be unable to express how they feel, while others lash out at those around them. Some people turn to drugs and alcohol as a way to cope. There are many ways grief can lead to addiction.
Addiction Resource– This link contains information on the top 10 best detox and drug rehab centers in Minnesota.
Alliance of Hope for Suicide Survivors- The Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors was created by survivors for survivors. Among their many resources, they offer a community forum, offering support to suicide loss survivors 24/7.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention- The AFSP website provides a plethora of online resources for those that have lost a loved one to suicide. Some of their offerings include video documentaries about suicide loss survival and a list of books that other survivors have recommended.
Brighter Days Family Grief Center- Brighter Days focuses on bringing families back together after the death or terminal diagnosis of a loved one by addressing the many psychosocial and logistical needs of each family member. Trusted by Minnesota hospitals, hospices, schools, and community partners since 2017, Brighter Days provides the compassionate and comprehensive care that children, adults, and the entire family deserve.
Bureau of Justice Statistics – Bureau of Justice Statistics has a wealth of information on various crimes. Information is available for individual states as well as national statistics.
Delphi Behavioral Health Group– Delphi Behavioral Health Group was formed to take on the mission of treating addiction at its core. They believe that through personalized treatment in intimate settings, they can provide those suffering from substance abuse with the tools to start a journey of long-lasting recovery.
Drug and Alcohol Addiction Rehab, Treatment and Recovery Resources in Minnesota– This guide was created to help the many residents of Minnesota who are struggling with substance abuse and addiction to find affordable treatment that will put them on the path to recovery. They also offer substance abuse hotlines exist to help people find the support they need to start down the road to a lifetime of recovery from addiction.
Financial Assistance for Single Mothers– We all understand it might not be easy for single moms to take care of themselves and their children on their own. Hence, the need to gain access to a host of programs that offers financial services and grants in Minnesota. This site offers a plethora of resources available to single mothers in MN and throughout the United States.
Grief.com– Grief.com is a website with a plethora of resources for those that are grieving. It offers grief webinars, online grief workshops, free videos and information on self-care while you are grieving.
Grief in Common- Grief in common is a website whose focus is to connect individuals that are on similar grief journeys. You can fill out a profile and search for people that have endured similar circumstances. They also provide a great list of community resources for those who are grieving.
Grief and Addiction Treatment– Grief and addiction are tragically connected, with one often causing or worsening the other. Rehab can help individuals cope with both and end the cycle.
Grief and Recovery after a Substance Passing- Grief Recovery After Substance Passing (GRASP) was created to offer understanding, compassion, and support for those who have lost someone they love through addiction and overdose. Their website includes online resources to cope, a list of book recommendations, along with meditation and relaxation techniques.
Guide to Inheritance and IRA’s– This guide will give you a comprehensive overview of the implications of inheritance planning for IRAs while also giving you the tools to better handle your personal inheritance situation. Read on to discover everything there is to know about inheritance and IRAs.
Handling Finances after the Loss of a Family Member– Losing a family member is never easy. Aside from trying to handle your emotions, you have to figure out the logistics of the loss — such as funeral arrangements, dividing out assets, and handling the deceased’s finances. Before you get started, take a moment to familiarize yourself with some of the most common terms associated with the loss of a loved one.
Loneliness, Social Isolation and Substance Abuse Disorders- Information to help those suffering during these unprecedented times. This body of research is gaining currency and validity since recovery and relapse prevention is rooted firmly in the opposite-therapeutic individual and group encounters, solidarity and peer relationships, fellowship and acceptance in AA, connectedness, friendships, sharing, communication, share journeys of healing, and community.
Managing Financial Challenges for Single Parents– Information on resources and assistance programs available for single parents struggling to navigate child support, car insurance, emergency funds, home loan and debt, to name a few financial adjustments. You are not alone.
MN Office of Justice Programs – The Minnesota Office of Justice Programs is a resource for victims of crime. Crime Victim Reimbursement applications are available on the site as well as victim service providers by county.
New Directions for Women – Founded on the principle of healing women with addictions in a gender-specific setting with dignity and grace. Specifically explains the relationship between grief and alcohol use. Unfortunately, women are more likely to experience shame and guilt around their addiction and wait longer to seek professional help which results in the rapid progression of their disease. We offer addiction treatment and support for ALL women.
Nova – National Organization for Victim Assistance. NOVA provides professional trainings, education and resources to support victim assistance providers working directly with victims and survivors in communities across the country. They also offer general victim information as well as local and state resources and referrals.
Office for Victims of Crime – The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is committed to enhancing the Nation’s capacity to assist crime victims and to providing leadership in changing attitudes, policies, and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims of crime.
Online Therapy Resources– These online resources help people connect with mental health services, many of which offer free or low-cost options because no one should be denied care or hesitate to take the first step toward recovery due to financial constraints.
Second Opinion- The purpose of Second Opinion Services is to provide answers to questions and concerns regarding a death and subsequent investigation(s). A volunteer board of medical, law enforcement and investigative experts provide an independent objective viewpoint based on existing evidence. These experts evaluate materials, looking for evidence that needs to be followed up, findings that may have been misinterpreted, areas that need further investigation and inconsistencies or conflicting information.
Spring Hill Recovery Center-Coping with Grief– Grieving the loss of a loved one to drug and alcohol abuse doesn’t look the same for everyone. Understanding what to expect after experiencing loss, and how to move forward, can help you determine a path towards healing that feels right for you.
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)- SAVE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention of suicide. They also offer many online resources to help individuals that have lost a loved one to suicide and provide recommendations on various useful reading materials.
Support for the Families of Homicide Victims- A blog published by the Department of Public Safety containing helpful information for families of homicide victims.
The Chris Wivholm Foundation – The Chris Wivholm Foundation is helping to ensure that fewer individuals lose their fight with addiction. They are raising money for a great cause. The funds are used to support University of Minnesota Medical Discovery Team—Strategy to Develop New Therapies for Opioid-Use Disorder.
The Relationship Between Alcohol and Grief- People who suffer a loss will experience grief in many ways. While some can come to terms relatively quickly, others will look for external ways to cope. Alcohol has become an all-too-common means of dealing with that grief.
Understanding Grief: Symptoms, Types and Effects of Grief- Learn about the different ways people grieve, how people work through grief and when therapy or additional treatment is necessary.
Victim Connect Resource Center- This online resource provides information on the grieving process specifically to those that have lost loved ones to homicide. It also offers information on victim rights, self care, and other resources regarding financial assistance.
Virtual Support and Addiction Meetings– American Addiction Centers (AAC) is offering virtual support meetings. These sessions will be based on traditional 12-step meetings, hosted by a person in recovery, and topics or meeting types will vary based on the group’s preference. To learn more and get registered, click on the link above.