TCF National Magazine and Archive

We Need Not Walk Alone

The national magazine of The Compassionate Friends, We Need Not Walk Alone, has been described as “a support group in print,” featuring articles by and for parents, siblings, and grandparents who are grieving the death of a child in their family.

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Now, you can be among the first to see each new issue of We Need Not Walk Alone as it is published, simply by subscribing. Or, view the magazine through the link here when we have placed it in our archives after the publication of the next issue.

Have you written a story or poem you’d like to have considered for publication in We Need Not Walk Alone? You don’t have to be a professional writer—just someone who has a story to tell that will touch our readers or in some way help them cope with the natural grief process. Please submit articles to the National Office at or to ask for more details. We’re also looking for story ideas that can be developed into publication quality articles.

Archived Issues:

Autumn/Winter 2015

Spring/Summer 2015

Autumn/Winter 2014

Spring/Summer 2014

Summer 2013

Winter 2012/Spring 2013

Autumn 2012

Summer 2012

Winter 2011/Spring 2012

We Need Not Walk Alone a national magazine published specifically for parents, siblings, and grandparents who are going through the natural grieving process after a child has died. We Need Not Walk Alone is published two times a year and you can subscribe to the printed edition by contacting the National Office or through the resource section on the national website. In addition, patron donors receive a free one year printed subscription. Foundation Donors receive a lifetime printed subscription. To make a patron donation, visit Donate to The Compassionate Friends.

One complimentary printed copy of We Need Not Walk Alone is sent to families that contact the National Office. 

ADVERTISING: To help support free online subscriptions to We Need Not Walk Alone, The Compassionate Friends is accepting advertising. All advertising is in full color and will reach all those receiving our print edition, as well as online and in the website archives. For full information including rates, please click here.