Grief Supports

Local Resources on Grief and Loss

We are all grieving something . . .

The Compassionate Friends 
(Supporting Family after a Child, Sibling or Grandchild Dies)

Helping an Employee or Coworker who is Grieving 
“Thank you for caring enough to want to help your coworker.  Your concern makes YOU a “compassionate friend.”

The Compassionate Friends
Tri-State Pennsylvania Chapter
P.O. Box 480
Beaver, PA 15009

Monthly Meetings are held on the second Sunday of each month, from 2-4 at The First Presbyterian Church, 252 College Avenue, Beaver, PA  15009.

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.  Click to find a group or event near you by postal code or city/state.

Highmark Caring Place:  A Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents and their Families
… is a safe place where grieving children and families can come together and be with others who understand what they’re going through.  An essential community resource, the Caring Place offers services at no charge to grieving families from throughout the community.     1.888.734.4073

Pittsburgh Region
Highmark Caring Place
620 Stanwix Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Cranberry region
Highmark Caring Place
200 Warrendale Village Drive
Warrendale, PA 15086

Phone Friends:

If you are having a difficult day, need someone to talk with, call a local friend below.

Phone Friend:  Loss of a Child
Henrietta Kirkpatrick

Phone Friend:  Loss of an Only Child or Accidents
Cheryl Pond

Phone Friend:  Loss of a Sibling
Jennifer Atkins

Phone Friend:  Loss of a Child by Suicide
Karen Duke

Additional Resources on Grief and Loss

Here’s Some Tips That Will Help Your Kids Deal With Bereavement
(Includes a list of links to other helpful resources to assist with this very difficult matter.)

The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors ( T*A*P*S )
offers compassionate care and resources to all those grieving the loss of a military loved one.

When Grief Becomes a Mental Health Issue
“You deserve to come to terms with the death of your loved one, and chances are that’s what your loved one would want. Don’t hesitate to ask for mental health help if you need it.”  ~Becky Oberg, Author
A website dedicated to help everyone deal with the often unknown terrain that comes along with all kinds of grief. Through education, information and other helpful resources we hope to make the challenging road of grief a little easier.
Healing After the Loss of a Loved One
“We are the parents whose children have died. We are the siblings whose brothers and sisters no longer walk with us through life. We are the grandparents who have buried grandchildren . . . We come together as Bereaved Parents of the USA to provide a safe space where grieving families can connect, share our stories, and learn to rebuild our lives.”

The 10 Best and 10 Worst Things to Say to Someone in Grief

Care and Support for Bereavement / Survivors of Suicide

Suicide Loss & Healing Support Group
2019/2020 Meeting Schedule
This group, for adults 18 and over, meets continuously throughout the year. The goal of the support group is to provide a warm, welcoming , hopeful environment to those who need to talk about their grief and relate to others without stigma. Our support group is here to help you with your healing.

Meetings are held monthly on the fourth Monday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

Michele Kelly-Thompson 724-510-3271
Alicia Craig 724-510-3344
Laurlyn Smith 724-510-3274 

New Castle Public Library (Copernicus Room on 1st floor)
207 E. North Street
New Castle, PA  16101

Bereavement Support Groups for Natural and Accidental Death
If the loss of a spouse, a close friend, or a son or daughter is weighing you down, it can be good to join a group…a group that understands…a group that can help you regain your footing and move forward.

Suicide Loss Support Groups
For many survivors of suicide loss, the journey of healing can be lonely, painful and confusing. Lets talk…

The American Association of Suicidology: Suicide Loss Survivors:
Guides and Resources for Family, Loved Ones and Workplace Managers.  

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Find Support
Bringing hope to those affected by suicide

No Time to Say Goodbye:  Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One 
BOOK:  by Carla Fine

Grieving a Suicide: A Loved One’s Search for Comfort, Answers, and Hope
BOOK:  by Albert Y. Hsu

After Suicide 
BOOK:  by John H. Hewett