Sibling Loss

Sibling loss is sometimes neglected in bereavement support sites.  Here’s an informative article on surviving sibling experiences, when you are an adult or a child: Siblings and Grief:  10 things everyone should know.


GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS AT WINTERSPRING — we offer an ongoing general bereavement group on Thursdays, lunch-time in Ashland. This group could be a good fit for an adult grieving the death of a sibling. Call our office for more information:  541-552-0620.

Asante Hospice Bereavement Support, Medford
Bereavement Coordinator:  Donna Stribling
Runs 8-week groups, seasonally; normally daytime
Groups are open to the public and free.
Interested clients call Donna directly at: 541-789-4831

Providence Homecare & Hospice, Medford, OR
Bereavement Coordinator: Susan Cooper
Ongoing daytime bereavement support group(s).
Free and open to the public.
Call for more information:(541) 732-6500

Klamath Hospice, Inc., Klamath Falls, OR
Offers bereavement support, including a local support group free and open to the community. Call main number 1-541-882-2902 to find out more.

Asante Three Rivers Hospice Bereavement Support, Grants PassOR
Bereavement Coordinator:  Donna Stribling
Runs 8-week groups, seasonally; normally daytime
Groups are open to the public and free.
Interested clients call Donna directly at: 541-789-4831

Articles and links specifically addressing Adult Loss of Sibling

Grieving the Death of a Sibling, from The Compassionate Friends
NOTE:  The Compassionate Friends also has a Facebook page on Sibling Death Due To Substance Abuse. You must have a Facebook account to join.

The Sibling Connection, website of Pleasant Gill White, PhD, psychotherapist and author of Sibling Grief: Healing After the Death of a Sister or Brother.
From her website:

What’s Your Grief?
An easy to use and comprehensive grief website with over 250 articles dealing with all aspects of grief and bereavement.  Offers print resources, like pamphlets. For all ages and all kinds of losses.
Their page specifically on adult sibling

Article on Adult Sibling Loss
, by Therese Rando, PhD

Huffington Post article on Adult Loss of Sibling

Article from Cancer.Net on Losing an Adult Sibling to Cancer

More general bereavement sites, some with special mention of adult grief after the death of a sibling
AfterShare-Online Grief Support

A website dedicated to writing as a form of healing with the ability to write privately or share with family members or a therapist.  A forum and other features makes this a unique tool for working through grief.

Open to Hope Foundation
Non-profit organization and online resource with a special radio program. Focuses on death of a child, parent, spouse, and sibling.  This site has community forums, articles, stories, ideas, suggestions and ways to connect with others who are grieving the loss of a loved one.

Spirit of Resh Foundation
Spirit of Resh Foundation was established in 2012 by Lily Myers Kaplan, after losing three intimate family members in one year, most notably, her sister and brother in law, Lois and Dave. Shattered, she took a year-long sabbatical to allow her grief its full expression.  Her journey gradually gave birth to a memoir called Two Rare Birds: A Legacy of Love in which she describes healing at many levels.”

Twinless Twins Support Group, International (TTSGI)
Exists to provide a safe and compassionate community for twinless twins to experience healing and understanding. From website:  “We provide support for twinsand other multiples who have lost their twin due to death or estrangement at any age.”

“Coping with Bereavement”
Grief basics
 from a national mental health advocacy non-profit organization.
Mental Health America
2000 N. Beauregard Street, 6th Floor Alexandria, VA 22311
Toll free (800) 969-6642

Modern Loss
“Candid Conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.”