Grief Resources

When a person’s journey has ended with ALS, close friends and family members will begin a bereavement process through which they will mourn and face a future without their loved one.

The resources below are designed to provide family members with tools, resources, and information about grief and the bereavement process and to assist you during this difficult, emotional and often frightening journey.

Please contact Mary King for additional support and resources.

Bereavement Support

ALS United Rocky Mountain provides support in a variety of ways for those who have lost someone they love to ALS. Our virtual bereavement group serves as an opportunity to connect with others who have experienced loss associated with ALS and offers focused time for healing and remembering. We also offer individual support.

Mary King, Bereavement Program Coordinator, facilitates these virtual groups throughout the year. For more information or to sign up, please contact Mary King at careservices@alsaco.org or call 303.832.2322 ext 202.

2024 Schedule

  • Breakfast Break:  Friday, February 9, from 9am – 10am
  • Pet Therapy:  Friday, March 15, from 9am – 10am
  • Evening Gathering:  Thursday, April 18, from 5pm – 6pm
  • Morning Gathering:  Friday, June 14, from 9am – 10am
  • Morning Gathering:  Friday, July 12, from 9am – 10am
  • Grief and Mindfulness:  Friday, September 13, from 9am – 10am
  • Evening Gathering:  Thursday, October 17, from 5pm – 6pm
  • Remembrance Holiday Gathering:  Saturday, December 7, from 9am – 10am

 Websites

Books for Adults

  • 'Finding Meaning' by David Kessler
  • 'The Wilderness of Grief: Finding Your Way (Understanding Your Grief)' by Dr. Alan Wolfelt
  • 'It's OK That You're Not Ok' by Megan Devine
  • 'How to Heal a Grieving Heart' by Doreen Van Praagh

Books for Young Children

  • 'The Invisible String' by Patrice Karst