SUDC Bereavement Series: Topic 1

An Overview of the SUDC Foundation

Topic 1 – Week 2 

“There is a sacredness in tears.  

They are not the mark of weakness, but of power.  

They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues.  

They are the messengers of overwhelming grief,  

of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.”  

—Washington Irving 

Please accept our sincerest condolences and deepest sympathies on the death of your child.   May the comfort of knowing that your loss is felt by many, help you through this difficult time. We know this is overwhelming, and full of so many different questions and emotions.  There is not one way to navigate this journey of grief and we hope we can be helpful to you now and in the future as you discover your way.

By now, you should have received the SUDC Family Resource Guide with comprehensive information about our services. You can also view the guide online by going to:, and visiting the Member Services Access area.

If, at any time, you have questions or comments, please do not hesitate to call or email us.

Throughout the next year, we will be sending you 10 more informational emails.  They will cover aspects of grief that we think will be helpful to you. Please let us know if you prefer not to receive these emails and we will remove you from the email list.

Remember that we are only a phone call, or an email away, so please reach out and connect with us whenever needed.

SUDC Foundation Staff Contact Information:

Log in at If you have lost or forgotten your log-in information, please contact us and we will reset it for you. 

In sympathy and support,

Laura Gould Crandall, PT, M.A

Cofounder, President, and SUDC Parent (retired)

[email protected]

If you have any questions about this, or would like additional support  please contact The SUDC Foundation    
800-620-SUDC or 973-783-2592 (Not a Hotline) 
[email protected]  
If this is an emergency, or you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline hotline 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255 
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