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The death of a friend is an incalculable loss.

Our friends are our lifelines – they Love us through thick and thin; they may be our soulmates. Elbert Hubbard wrote, “A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” If you are on this page because your friend has died, you have our deepest compassion. Below are resources created by caring people who understand the loss by death of a friend. We hope that you find support for your grief journey here.

Web Resources:

General Grief Support:
Canadian Virtual Hospice

What’s Your Grief

Center For Loss & Life Transition

Heal Grief

PsychCentral - The Ball in the Box

Wise Old Sayings


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When Your Best Friend Dies, by Litsa Williams and Eleanor Haley on “What Your Grief”

How to Help a Grieving Friend: 11 Things to Do when You’re Not So Sure What to Do, Megan Devine on “Huffpost”

How a Man Can Grieve for a Deceased Friend, Marcus Brotherton, “The Art of Manliness”


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When a Friend Dies: A Book for Teens About Grieving and Healing
Marilyn Gootman, ISBN-13: 978-1575421704

Let’s Take the Long Way Home
Gail Caldwell, ISBN-13: 978-0812979114

I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye
Brook Noel, ISBN-13: 978-1402212215

Grieving the Death of a Friend
Harold Ivan Smith, ASIN: B002G9U20G


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The Grieving Process: Coping with Death

There is no right or wrong way to deal with the loss of a loved one. The grieving process is rough—and it's different for everyone. It's not just a matter of coping with a loss, but coping with change—and that takes time. Today on WellCast, we're dealing with a very difficult subject. How do you deal with the death of a loved one? How do you live your life in the face of a life-changing event? We don't have all the answers. Honestly, you'll need to work through your through the stages of grieving in a way that works for you. But we do have some advice to help you heal.