Local Resources on Grief and Loss
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
Highmark Caring Place
620 Stanwix Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Highmark Caring Place
200 Warrendale Village Drive
Warrendale, PA 15086
Additional Resources on Grief and Loss
Here are 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
Understanding Grief: Symptoms, Stages, and Coping
Grief is different from depression. It’s a natural reaction to loss. Here’s how to identify and deal with grief.
A website dedicated to helping 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.”
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. Let’s talk…
The 5 Stages of Grief and Bereavement: Overcoming Loss
“Grief is itself a medicine.” ~William Cowper
(webpage provided by Willamette Life)
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Find Support
Bringing hope to those affected by suicide
by John H. Hewett
Shattered Together: A Mother’s Journey from Grief to Belief. A Guide to Help you Through Sudden Loss
by Cathleen Elle
Emotionally Naked: A Teacher’s Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk
Anne Moss Rogers and Kim O’Brien Ph.D., LICSW
Diary of a Broken Mind: A Mother’s Story, A Son’s Suicide, and the Haunting Lyrics He Left Behind
by Anna Moss Rogers, Charles Rogers
The Forgotten Mourners: Sibling Survivors of Suicide
by Magdaline DeSousa
If I Could Mend Your Heart
by Mary Farr
When it is Darkest: When people die by suicide and what we can do to prevent it.
by Rory O’Connor
The Wilderness of Suicide Grief: Finding Your Way
by Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD
Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief
by Joanne Cacciatore, PhD
You Won’t Always Be This Sad
by Sheree Fitch
Recovering from Suicide Loss
a 20-pg. self-help booklet by Tony Salvatore – Survivors of Suicide, Inc.
Suicide Loss: What Teens Need to Know
a 23-pg. self-help booklet by Terri A. Erbacher, Ph.D. & Tony Salvatore, MA