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Training Opportunities in July 2020
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Sep
24
Thu
AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Sep 24 all-day

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Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

GriefShare Recovery Support Groups – Weekdays & Saturdays @ Online
Sep 24 all-day

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GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.

GriefShare is here to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Grief support groups are now meeting online, so you can get the support you need from the safety of your own home.  We are launching our new Summer Support series, which will cover topics including COVID-19 & Grief, Anxiety & Grief, Dealing with Loneliness, Establishing a New Life in Your Grief.

GriefShare is a faith-based 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.

Thousands of GriefShare support groups meet weekly around the world. Visit or join a group at anytime. And attend as many meetings as you like.  GriefShare groups have a 13 week cycle, but you are welcome to begin attending at any session.  You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any videos you have not seen.

Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

Support group discussion with focus
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

Personal study and reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

Find a GriefShare support group or event near you.

Visit: https://www.griefshare.org/

Free daily email encouragement!  Receive an encouraging email message every day for a year. These short messages will inspire you and provide practical information as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Sign up for the GriefShare daily emails.

Website:

https://www.griefshare.org/

Daily Emails:

https://www.griefshare.org/dailyemails

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/griefshare

GriefShare
Mailing address
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27588-1739

Phone

  • 800-395-5755 (US and Canada)
  • 919-562-2112 (International)
  • 919-562-2114 (Fax)
  • Weekdays, Monday-Friday, 5:30am-2:30pm PST

Email

  • info@griefshare.org
MHAW Peer Bereavement Support Group for COVID Loss Survivors – Thursdays @ Online via Zoom (secured)
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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MHAW (Mental Health and Wellness Association) presents this series of Bereavement Support groups for COVID-19 Loss Survivors.

NOTE: Participants in any of the five COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups must be mourning the loss of a family member or close friend who has died from COVID-19.

FREE – MHAW Peer Bereavement Support Group
For individuals experiencing a mental health condition who have lost a loved one to coronavirus. Participants have a safe and supportive space to share their stories with others who can truly relate to their pain and experiences.

Thursdays, 10am-11am PST / 1pm-2pm EST (60 minutes).

Questions?

Call Alexis Rodgers at 631-471-7242 x1315 or arodgers@mhaw.org.

or Contact Yvonne Lyon at 516-350-7217 or ylyon@mhanc.org

Website:

Register:

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eh2v9gnz121f0f76&oseq=&c=&ch=

NOTE: After registration, you should receive a link and/or email with instructions to access the secure online ZOOM meetings.

More about the MHAW COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups:
Excerpt(s) from
Last viewed online 2020 May 15:

People are unable to grieve the loss of loved ones in ways they are used to. No wakes for Christians. No shivas for Jews. No three-day mourning periods for Muslims.

That’s why Long Island’s two leading, county-based mental health organizations have begun offering online bereavement support groups designed to provide comfort, support, and “grief tools” to those who have lost loved ones to the COVID-19 virus. The first group begins on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

Details can be found at www.bereavement.mhaw.org.

Mandatory social distancing has sharply curtailed people’s ability to grieve in conventional, in-person settings. In the absence of the intimate contact typically associated with the mourning process, these remote, weekly bereavement sessions aim to mollify the pain of individuals whose family members or close friends have succumbed to COVID-19.

The “COVID-19 Bereavement Support Group” initiative is hosted by the Suffolk County-based Association for Mental Health and Wellness and the Mental Health Association of Nassau County.

Guided by experienced grief counselors, the groups will convene remotely in 60- or 90-minute sessions via a secure Zoom line over the course of a four- or six-week period. There is no cost to take part and registration – which is limited to 12 participants per group – is on a first-come basis.

“As everyone can imagine, losing a loved one to the virus is a deeply painful and jarring experience,” said Michael Stoltz, C.E.O. of the Association for Mental Health and Wellness, which is headquartered in Ronkonkoma. “We’ve identified skilled and sensitive grief counselors who are well qualified to help participants build comforting pathways for healing, even in a technologically remote setting.”

“The pandemic’s restrictions largely prevent mourners from experiencing the reassuring feelings of hugs and other types of close-up contact,” said Jeffrey McQueen, Executive Director of the Hempstead-based Mental Health Association of Nassau County. “Grieving remotely can’t fully replace the face-to-face experience, but it can help reinforce feelings of hope and help fill the void.”

Participants in any of the five COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups must be mourning the loss of a family member or close friend who has died from COVID-19.

The group categories are:

Grieving Adults Support Groups: For people who have lost a loved one to coronavirus and cannot grieve in person with their loved ones. The group will bring together others who are struggling to come to terms with the loss, to create a sense of closure, and to grieve in community. There will be two groups in this category.

Peer Bereavement Support Group: For individuals experiencing a mental health condition who have lost a loved one to coronavirus. Participants have a safe and supportive space to share their stories with others who can truly relate to their pain and experiences.

Veterans Bereavement Support Group: For Veterans and their families who have lost someone to coronavirus and cannot grieve in person with their loved ones. This group will deal with issues specific to the Veterans community.

Creative Arts Bereavement Support Group: The making of art can serve as a safe outlet for the expression of thoughts and emotions relating to death and loss. By expressing these feelings in a symbolic manner, mourners can nurture their sense of control, organization, and containment. Participants may use such art supplies as copy paper, colored pencils, markers, crayons, scissors, and glue.

Interested parties may register at www.bereavement.mhaw.org.


About the Association for Mental Health and Wellness

The Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation based in Ronkonkoma, NY, provides programs, services, and advocacy for people facing mental health challenges with an enhanced focus on serving military Veterans.

MHAW dates back to 1955 with the incorporation of the Mental Health Association in Suffolk County (MHA Suffolk). In 1990, Clubhouse of Suffolk was launched, providing a wide array of vocational rehabilitation services and recovery programs. With the growing need to provide services for Veterans with PTSD and other battle-related brain injuries, Clubhouse merged with MHA Suffolk and Suffolk County United Veterans in 2014 to form the Association for Mental Health and Wellness.

MHAW is committed to the core practice values of empowerment, hope, opportunity, and cultural competence. All of the agency’s direct service workers are trained in the importance of addressing health from trauma-informed and whole person perspectives with enriched understanding of the social and economic conditions that contribute to physical and mental health and substance abuse.

MHAW’s Mental Health HelpLine can be reached at 631-471-7242 ext. 2. Their web address is www.mhaw.org.

WVH – Willamette Valley Hospice – Drop in Grief Support Group for Adults – Thursday @ Online via Teams or Browser
Sep 24 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

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Willamette Valley Hospice – Grief Support and Services

Online Drop In Grief Support Group for Adults

Thursdays from 12:15 pm-1:30 pm PST (75 minutes)

Willamette Valley Hospice offers experienced bereavement support to anyone in our community who has faced the recent death of a loved one – whether or not they used our hospice services. We understand the challenges and struggles involved in making the journey through grief. No one should have to face the journey alone.

Drop-in support groups are available to anyone seeking support after the death of a loved one. There is no commitment to attend a specific number of sessions or specific sessions. Trained facilitators lead groups.

To Join the meeting click here:  Click Here https://teams.microsoft.com/dl/launcher/launcher.html?url=%2f_%23%2fl%2fmeetup-

Sep
25
Fri
AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Sep 25 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

GriefShare Recovery Support Groups – Weekdays & Saturdays @ Online
Sep 25 all-day

logo

GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.

GriefShare is here to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Grief support groups are now meeting online, so you can get the support you need from the safety of your own home.  We are launching our new Summer Support series, which will cover topics including COVID-19 & Grief, Anxiety & Grief, Dealing with Loneliness, Establishing a New Life in Your Grief.

GriefShare is a faith-based 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.

Thousands of GriefShare support groups meet weekly around the world. Visit or join a group at anytime. And attend as many meetings as you like.  GriefShare groups have a 13 week cycle, but you are welcome to begin attending at any session.  You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any videos you have not seen.

Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

Support group discussion with focus
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

Personal study and reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

Find a GriefShare support group or event near you.

Visit: https://www.griefshare.org/

Free daily email encouragement!  Receive an encouraging email message every day for a year. These short messages will inspire you and provide practical information as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Sign up for the GriefShare daily emails.

Website:

https://www.griefshare.org/

Daily Emails:

https://www.griefshare.org/dailyemails

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/griefshare

GriefShare
Mailing address
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27588-1739

Phone

  • 800-395-5755 (US and Canada)
  • 919-562-2112 (International)
  • 919-562-2114 (Fax)
  • Weekdays, Monday-Friday, 5:30am-2:30pm PST

Email

  • info@griefshare.org
Sep
26
Sat
AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Sep 26 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

GriefShare Recovery Support Groups – Weekdays & Saturdays @ Online
Sep 26 all-day

logo

GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.

GriefShare is here to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Grief support groups are now meeting online, so you can get the support you need from the safety of your own home.  We are launching our new Summer Support series, which will cover topics including COVID-19 & Grief, Anxiety & Grief, Dealing with Loneliness, Establishing a New Life in Your Grief.

GriefShare is a faith-based 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.

Thousands of GriefShare support groups meet weekly around the world. Visit or join a group at anytime. And attend as many meetings as you like.  GriefShare groups have a 13 week cycle, but you are welcome to begin attending at any session.  You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any videos you have not seen.

Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

Support group discussion with focus
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

Personal study and reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

Find a GriefShare support group or event near you.

Visit: https://www.griefshare.org/

Free daily email encouragement!  Receive an encouraging email message every day for a year. These short messages will inspire you and provide practical information as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Sign up for the GriefShare daily emails.

Website:

https://www.griefshare.org/

Daily Emails:

https://www.griefshare.org/dailyemails

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/griefshare

GriefShare
Mailing address
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27588-1739

Phone

  • 800-395-5755 (US and Canada)
  • 919-562-2112 (International)
  • 919-562-2114 (Fax)
  • Weekdays, Monday-Friday, 5:30am-2:30pm PST

Email

  • info@griefshare.org
Sep
27
Sun
AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Sep 27 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

Sep
28
Mon
AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Sep 28 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

GriefShare Recovery Support Groups – Weekdays & Saturdays @ Online
Sep 28 all-day

logo

GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.

GriefShare is here to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Grief support groups are now meeting online, so you can get the support you need from the safety of your own home.  We are launching our new Summer Support series, which will cover topics including COVID-19 & Grief, Anxiety & Grief, Dealing with Loneliness, Establishing a New Life in Your Grief.

GriefShare is a faith-based 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.

Thousands of GriefShare support groups meet weekly around the world. Visit or join a group at anytime. And attend as many meetings as you like.  GriefShare groups have a 13 week cycle, but you are welcome to begin attending at any session.  You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any videos you have not seen.

Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

Support group discussion with focus
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

Personal study and reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

Find a GriefShare support group or event near you.

Visit: https://www.griefshare.org/

Free daily email encouragement!  Receive an encouraging email message every day for a year. These short messages will inspire you and provide practical information as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Sign up for the GriefShare daily emails.

Website:

https://www.griefshare.org/

Daily Emails:

https://www.griefshare.org/dailyemails

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/griefshare

GriefShare
Mailing address
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27588-1739

Phone

  • 800-395-5755 (US and Canada)
  • 919-562-2112 (International)
  • 919-562-2114 (Fax)
  • Weekdays, Monday-Friday, 5:30am-2:30pm PST

Email

  • info@griefshare.org
Sep
29
Tue
AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Sep 29 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

GriefShare Recovery Support Groups – Weekdays & Saturdays @ Online
Sep 29 all-day

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GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.

GriefShare is here to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Grief support groups are now meeting online, so you can get the support you need from the safety of your own home.  We are launching our new Summer Support series, which will cover topics including COVID-19 & Grief, Anxiety & Grief, Dealing with Loneliness, Establishing a New Life in Your Grief.

GriefShare is a faith-based 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.

Thousands of GriefShare support groups meet weekly around the world. Visit or join a group at anytime. And attend as many meetings as you like.  GriefShare groups have a 13 week cycle, but you are welcome to begin attending at any session.  You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any videos you have not seen.

Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

Support group discussion with focus
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

Personal study and reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

Find a GriefShare support group or event near you.

Visit: https://www.griefshare.org/

Free daily email encouragement!  Receive an encouraging email message every day for a year. These short messages will inspire you and provide practical information as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Sign up for the GriefShare daily emails.

Website:

https://www.griefshare.org/

Daily Emails:

https://www.griefshare.org/dailyemails

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/griefshare

GriefShare
Mailing address
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27588-1739

Phone

  • 800-395-5755 (US and Canada)
  • 919-562-2112 (International)
  • 919-562-2114 (Fax)
  • Weekdays, Monday-Friday, 5:30am-2:30pm PST

Email

  • info@griefshare.org
WVH – Willamette Valley Hospice – Online Children’s Bereavement Support Group – Tuesdays @ Online (register for details)
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Willamette Valley Hospice – Grief Support and Services

Willamette Valley Hospice offers experienced bereavement support to anyone in our community who has faced the recent death of a loved one – whether or not they used our hospice services. We understand the challenges and struggles involved in making the journey through grief. No one should have to face the journey alone.

Drop-in support groups are available to anyone seeking support after the death of a loved one. There is no commitment to attend a specific number of sessions or specific sessions. Trained facilitators lead groups.

Willamette Valley Hospice – Online Children’s Bereavement Support Group – Tuesdays

Join us for a 6-week online Children’s Bereavement Support Group. The group will meet online on Tuesdays, July 14th through August 18th.
  • 6-8 year olds, 45 minutes from 10:00 am – 10:45 am PST
  • 9-12 year olds, 45-60 minutes from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm PST
  • Teens, 13 and up, 45-60 minutes from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm PST
Registration:
To register – call 503.588.3600 and ask for the Bereavement Department
Contacts:
Sep
30
Wed
AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Sep 30 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

GriefShare Recovery Support Groups – Weekdays & Saturdays @ Online
Sep 30 all-day

logo

GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.

GriefShare is here to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Grief support groups are now meeting online, so you can get the support you need from the safety of your own home.  We are launching our new Summer Support series, which will cover topics including COVID-19 & Grief, Anxiety & Grief, Dealing with Loneliness, Establishing a New Life in Your Grief.

GriefShare is a faith-based 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.

Thousands of GriefShare support groups meet weekly around the world. Visit or join a group at anytime. And attend as many meetings as you like.  GriefShare groups have a 13 week cycle, but you are welcome to begin attending at any session.  You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any videos you have not seen.

Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

Support group discussion with focus
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

Personal study and reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

Find a GriefShare support group or event near you.

Visit: https://www.griefshare.org/

Free daily email encouragement!  Receive an encouraging email message every day for a year. These short messages will inspire you and provide practical information as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Sign up for the GriefShare daily emails.

Website:

https://www.griefshare.org/

Daily Emails:

https://www.griefshare.org/dailyemails

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/griefshare

GriefShare
Mailing address
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27588-1739

Phone

  • 800-395-5755 (US and Canada)
  • 919-562-2112 (International)
  • 919-562-2114 (Fax)
  • Weekdays, Monday-Friday, 5:30am-2:30pm PST

Email

  • info@griefshare.org
WVH – Willamette Valley Hospice – Drop in Grief Support Group Adults 18+ – Wednesday @ Online via Teams or Browser
Sep 30 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

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Willamette Valley Hospice – Grief Support and Services

Online Adults 18+ Grief and Support Group Wednesday

Wednesday from 1:30 pm-3:00 pm PST (75 minutes)

Willamette Valley Hospice offers experienced bereavement support to anyone in our community who has faced the recent death of a loved one – whether or not they used our hospice services. We understand the challenges and struggles involved in making the journey through grief. No one should have to face the journey alone.

Drop-in support groups are available to anyone seeking support after the death of a loved one. There is no commitment to attend a specific number of sessions or specific sessions. Trained facilitators lead groups.

To Join the meeting click here:  Click Here Chttps://teams.microsoft.com/dl/launcher/launcher.html?url=%2f_%23%2fl%2fmeetup-

MHAW Grieving Adults Support Group for COVID Loss Survivors – Wednesday Evenings @ Online via Zoom (secured)
Sep 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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MHAW (Mental Health and Wellness Association) presents this series of Bereavement Support groups for COVID-19 Loss Survivors.

NOTE: Participants in any of the five COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups must be mourning the loss of a family member or close friend who has died from COVID-19.

FREE – MHAW Grieving Adults Support Groups – Wednesday Evenings
For people who have lost a loved one to coronavirus and cannot grieve in person with their loved ones. The group will bring together others who are struggling to come to terms with the loss, to create a sense of closure, and to grieve in community.
Wednesdays, 4pm-5pm PST / 7pm-8pm EST (60 minutes)

Questions?

Call Alexis Rodgers at 631-471-7242 x1315 or arodgers@mhaw.org.

or Contact Yvonne Lyon at 516-350-7217 or ylyon@mhanc.org

Website:

Register:

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eh2s3rdh40e28c42&llr=m6oi4gwab&showPage=true

NOTE: After registration, you should receive a link and/or email with instructions to access the secure online ZOOM meetings.

More about the MHAW COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups:
Excerpt(s) from
Last viewed online 2020 May 15:

People are unable to grieve the loss of loved ones in ways they are used to. No wakes for Christians. No shivas for Jews. No three-day mourning periods for Muslims.

That’s why Long Island’s two leading, county-based mental health organizations have begun offering online bereavement support groups designed to provide comfort, support, and “grief tools” to those who have lost loved ones to the COVID-19 virus. The first group begins on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

Details can be found at www.bereavement.mhaw.org.

Mandatory social distancing has sharply curtailed people’s ability to grieve in conventional, in-person settings. In the absence of the intimate contact typically associated with the mourning process, these remote, weekly bereavement sessions aim to mollify the pain of individuals whose family members or close friends have succumbed to COVID-19.

The “COVID-19 Bereavement Support Group” initiative is hosted by the Suffolk County-based Association for Mental Health and Wellness and the Mental Health Association of Nassau County.

Guided by experienced grief counselors, the groups will convene remotely in 60- or 90-minute sessions via a secure Zoom line over the course of a four- or six-week period. There is no cost to take part and registration – which is limited to 12 participants per group – is on a first-come basis.

“As everyone can imagine, losing a loved one to the virus is a deeply painful and jarring experience,” said Michael Stoltz, C.E.O. of the Association for Mental Health and Wellness, which is headquartered in Ronkonkoma. “We’ve identified skilled and sensitive grief counselors who are well qualified to help participants build comforting pathways for healing, even in a technologically remote setting.”

“The pandemic’s restrictions largely prevent mourners from experiencing the reassuring feelings of hugs and other types of close-up contact,” said Jeffrey McQueen, Executive Director of the Hempstead-based Mental Health Association of Nassau County. “Grieving remotely can’t fully replace the face-to-face experience, but it can help reinforce feelings of hope and help fill the void.”

Participants in any of the five COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups must be mourning the loss of a family member or close friend who has died from COVID-19.

The group categories are:

Grieving Adults Support Groups: For people who have lost a loved one to coronavirus and cannot grieve in person with their loved ones. The group will bring together others who are struggling to come to terms with the loss, to create a sense of closure, and to grieve in community. There will be two groups in this category.

Peer Bereavement Support Group: For individuals experiencing a mental health condition who have lost a loved one to coronavirus. Participants have a safe and supportive space to share their stories with others who can truly relate to their pain and experiences.

Veterans Bereavement Support Group: For Veterans and their families who have lost someone to coronavirus and cannot grieve in person with their loved ones. This group will deal with issues specific to the Veterans community.

Creative Arts Bereavement Support Group: The making of art can serve as a safe outlet for the expression of thoughts and emotions relating to death and loss. By expressing these feelings in a symbolic manner, mourners can nurture their sense of control, organization, and containment. Participants may use such art supplies as copy paper, colored pencils, markers, crayons, scissors, and glue.

Interested parties may register at www.bereavement.mhaw.org.


About the Association for Mental Health and Wellness

The Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation based in Ronkonkoma, NY, provides programs, services, and advocacy for people facing mental health challenges with an enhanced focus on serving military Veterans.

MHAW dates back to 1955 with the incorporation of the Mental Health Association in Suffolk County (MHA Suffolk). In 1990, Clubhouse of Suffolk was launched, providing a wide array of vocational rehabilitation services and recovery programs. With the growing need to provide services for Veterans with PTSD and other battle-related brain injuries, Clubhouse merged with MHA Suffolk and Suffolk County United Veterans in 2014 to form the Association for Mental Health and Wellness.

MHAW is committed to the core practice values of empowerment, hope, opportunity, and cultural competence. All of the agency’s direct service workers are trained in the importance of addressing health from trauma-informed and whole person perspectives with enriched understanding of the social and economic conditions that contribute to physical and mental health and substance abuse.

MHAW’s Mental Health HelpLine can be reached at 631-471-7242 ext. 2. Their web address is www.mhaw.org.

Oct
1
Thu
AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Oct 1 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

GriefShare Recovery Support Groups – Weekdays & Saturdays @ Online
Oct 1 all-day

logo

GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.

GriefShare is here to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Grief support groups are now meeting online, so you can get the support you need from the safety of your own home.  We are launching our new Summer Support series, which will cover topics including COVID-19 & Grief, Anxiety & Grief, Dealing with Loneliness, Establishing a New Life in Your Grief.

GriefShare is a faith-based 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.

Thousands of GriefShare support groups meet weekly around the world. Visit or join a group at anytime. And attend as many meetings as you like.  GriefShare groups have a 13 week cycle, but you are welcome to begin attending at any session.  You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any videos you have not seen.

Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

Support group discussion with focus
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

Personal study and reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

Find a GriefShare support group or event near you.

Visit: https://www.griefshare.org/

Free daily email encouragement!  Receive an encouraging email message every day for a year. These short messages will inspire you and provide practical information as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Sign up for the GriefShare daily emails.

Website:

https://www.griefshare.org/

Daily Emails:

https://www.griefshare.org/dailyemails

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/griefshare

GriefShare
Mailing address
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27588-1739

Phone

  • 800-395-5755 (US and Canada)
  • 919-562-2112 (International)
  • 919-562-2114 (Fax)
  • Weekdays, Monday-Friday, 5:30am-2:30pm PST

Email

  • info@griefshare.org
MHAW Peer Bereavement Support Group for COVID Loss Survivors – Thursdays @ Online via Zoom (secured)
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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MHAW (Mental Health and Wellness Association) presents this series of Bereavement Support groups for COVID-19 Loss Survivors.

NOTE: Participants in any of the five COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups must be mourning the loss of a family member or close friend who has died from COVID-19.

FREE – MHAW Peer Bereavement Support Group
For individuals experiencing a mental health condition who have lost a loved one to coronavirus. Participants have a safe and supportive space to share their stories with others who can truly relate to their pain and experiences.

Thursdays, 10am-11am PST / 1pm-2pm EST (60 minutes).

Questions?

Call Alexis Rodgers at 631-471-7242 x1315 or arodgers@mhaw.org.

or Contact Yvonne Lyon at 516-350-7217 or ylyon@mhanc.org

Website:

Register:

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eh2v9gnz121f0f76&oseq=&c=&ch=

NOTE: After registration, you should receive a link and/or email with instructions to access the secure online ZOOM meetings.

More about the MHAW COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups:
Excerpt(s) from
Last viewed online 2020 May 15:

People are unable to grieve the loss of loved ones in ways they are used to. No wakes for Christians. No shivas for Jews. No three-day mourning periods for Muslims.

That’s why Long Island’s two leading, county-based mental health organizations have begun offering online bereavement support groups designed to provide comfort, support, and “grief tools” to those who have lost loved ones to the COVID-19 virus. The first group begins on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

Details can be found at www.bereavement.mhaw.org.

Mandatory social distancing has sharply curtailed people’s ability to grieve in conventional, in-person settings. In the absence of the intimate contact typically associated with the mourning process, these remote, weekly bereavement sessions aim to mollify the pain of individuals whose family members or close friends have succumbed to COVID-19.

The “COVID-19 Bereavement Support Group” initiative is hosted by the Suffolk County-based Association for Mental Health and Wellness and the Mental Health Association of Nassau County.

Guided by experienced grief counselors, the groups will convene remotely in 60- or 90-minute sessions via a secure Zoom line over the course of a four- or six-week period. There is no cost to take part and registration – which is limited to 12 participants per group – is on a first-come basis.

“As everyone can imagine, losing a loved one to the virus is a deeply painful and jarring experience,” said Michael Stoltz, C.E.O. of the Association for Mental Health and Wellness, which is headquartered in Ronkonkoma. “We’ve identified skilled and sensitive grief counselors who are well qualified to help participants build comforting pathways for healing, even in a technologically remote setting.”

“The pandemic’s restrictions largely prevent mourners from experiencing the reassuring feelings of hugs and other types of close-up contact,” said Jeffrey McQueen, Executive Director of the Hempstead-based Mental Health Association of Nassau County. “Grieving remotely can’t fully replace the face-to-face experience, but it can help reinforce feelings of hope and help fill the void.”

Participants in any of the five COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups must be mourning the loss of a family member or close friend who has died from COVID-19.

The group categories are:

Grieving Adults Support Groups: For people who have lost a loved one to coronavirus and cannot grieve in person with their loved ones. The group will bring together others who are struggling to come to terms with the loss, to create a sense of closure, and to grieve in community. There will be two groups in this category.

Peer Bereavement Support Group: For individuals experiencing a mental health condition who have lost a loved one to coronavirus. Participants have a safe and supportive space to share their stories with others who can truly relate to their pain and experiences.

Veterans Bereavement Support Group: For Veterans and their families who have lost someone to coronavirus and cannot grieve in person with their loved ones. This group will deal with issues specific to the Veterans community.

Creative Arts Bereavement Support Group: The making of art can serve as a safe outlet for the expression of thoughts and emotions relating to death and loss. By expressing these feelings in a symbolic manner, mourners can nurture their sense of control, organization, and containment. Participants may use such art supplies as copy paper, colored pencils, markers, crayons, scissors, and glue.

Interested parties may register at www.bereavement.mhaw.org.


About the Association for Mental Health and Wellness

The Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation based in Ronkonkoma, NY, provides programs, services, and advocacy for people facing mental health challenges with an enhanced focus on serving military Veterans.

MHAW dates back to 1955 with the incorporation of the Mental Health Association in Suffolk County (MHA Suffolk). In 1990, Clubhouse of Suffolk was launched, providing a wide array of vocational rehabilitation services and recovery programs. With the growing need to provide services for Veterans with PTSD and other battle-related brain injuries, Clubhouse merged with MHA Suffolk and Suffolk County United Veterans in 2014 to form the Association for Mental Health and Wellness.

MHAW is committed to the core practice values of empowerment, hope, opportunity, and cultural competence. All of the agency’s direct service workers are trained in the importance of addressing health from trauma-informed and whole person perspectives with enriched understanding of the social and economic conditions that contribute to physical and mental health and substance abuse.

MHAW’s Mental Health HelpLine can be reached at 631-471-7242 ext. 2. Their web address is www.mhaw.org.

WVH – Willamette Valley Hospice – Drop in Grief Support Group for Adults – Thursday @ Online via Teams or Browser
Oct 1 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

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Willamette Valley Hospice – Grief Support and Services

Online Drop In Grief Support Group for Adults

Thursdays from 12:15 pm-1:30 pm PST (75 minutes)

Willamette Valley Hospice offers experienced bereavement support to anyone in our community who has faced the recent death of a loved one – whether or not they used our hospice services. We understand the challenges and struggles involved in making the journey through grief. No one should have to face the journey alone.

Drop-in support groups are available to anyone seeking support after the death of a loved one. There is no commitment to attend a specific number of sessions or specific sessions. Trained facilitators lead groups.

To Join the meeting click here:  Click Here https://teams.microsoft.com/dl/launcher/launcher.html?url=%2f_%23%2fl%2fmeetup-

Oct
2
Fri
AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Oct 2 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

GriefShare Recovery Support Groups – Weekdays & Saturdays @ Online
Oct 2 all-day

logo

GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.

GriefShare is here to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Grief support groups are now meeting online, so you can get the support you need from the safety of your own home.  We are launching our new Summer Support series, which will cover topics including COVID-19 & Grief, Anxiety & Grief, Dealing with Loneliness, Establishing a New Life in Your Grief.

GriefShare is a faith-based 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.

Thousands of GriefShare support groups meet weekly around the world. Visit or join a group at anytime. And attend as many meetings as you like.  GriefShare groups have a 13 week cycle, but you are welcome to begin attending at any session.  You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any videos you have not seen.

Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

Support group discussion with focus
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

Personal study and reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

Find a GriefShare support group or event near you.

Visit: https://www.griefshare.org/

Free daily email encouragement!  Receive an encouraging email message every day for a year. These short messages will inspire you and provide practical information as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Sign up for the GriefShare daily emails.

Website:

https://www.griefshare.org/

Daily Emails:

https://www.griefshare.org/dailyemails

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/griefshare

GriefShare
Mailing address
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27588-1739

Phone

  • 800-395-5755 (US and Canada)
  • 919-562-2112 (International)
  • 919-562-2114 (Fax)
  • Weekdays, Monday-Friday, 5:30am-2:30pm PST

Email

  • info@griefshare.org
Oct
3
Sat
AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Oct 3 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

GriefShare Recovery Support Groups – Weekdays & Saturdays @ Online
Oct 3 all-day

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GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.

GriefShare is here to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Grief support groups are now meeting online, so you can get the support you need from the safety of your own home.  We are launching our new Summer Support series, which will cover topics including COVID-19 & Grief, Anxiety & Grief, Dealing with Loneliness, Establishing a New Life in Your Grief.

GriefShare is a faith-based 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.

Thousands of GriefShare support groups meet weekly around the world. Visit or join a group at anytime. And attend as many meetings as you like.  GriefShare groups have a 13 week cycle, but you are welcome to begin attending at any session.  You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any videos you have not seen.

Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

Support group discussion with focus
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

Personal study and reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

Find a GriefShare support group or event near you.

Visit: https://www.griefshare.org/

Free daily email encouragement!  Receive an encouraging email message every day for a year. These short messages will inspire you and provide practical information as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Sign up for the GriefShare daily emails.

Website:

https://www.griefshare.org/

Daily Emails:

https://www.griefshare.org/dailyemails

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/griefshare

GriefShare
Mailing address
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27588-1739

Phone

  • 800-395-5755 (US and Canada)
  • 919-562-2112 (International)
  • 919-562-2114 (Fax)
  • Weekdays, Monday-Friday, 5:30am-2:30pm PST

Email

  • info@griefshare.org
Oct
4
Sun
AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Oct 4 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

Oct
5
Mon
AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Oct 5 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

GriefShare Recovery Support Groups – Weekdays & Saturdays @ Online
Oct 5 all-day

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GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.

GriefShare is here to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Grief support groups are now meeting online, so you can get the support you need from the safety of your own home.  We are launching our new Summer Support series, which will cover topics including COVID-19 & Grief, Anxiety & Grief, Dealing with Loneliness, Establishing a New Life in Your Grief.

GriefShare is a faith-based 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.

Thousands of GriefShare support groups meet weekly around the world. Visit or join a group at anytime. And attend as many meetings as you like.  GriefShare groups have a 13 week cycle, but you are welcome to begin attending at any session.  You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any videos you have not seen.

Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

Support group discussion with focus
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

Personal study and reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

Find a GriefShare support group or event near you.

Visit: https://www.griefshare.org/

Free daily email encouragement!  Receive an encouraging email message every day for a year. These short messages will inspire you and provide practical information as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Sign up for the GriefShare daily emails.

Website:

https://www.griefshare.org/

Daily Emails:

https://www.griefshare.org/dailyemails

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/griefshare

GriefShare
Mailing address
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27588-1739

Phone

  • 800-395-5755 (US and Canada)
  • 919-562-2112 (International)
  • 919-562-2114 (Fax)
  • Weekdays, Monday-Friday, 5:30am-2:30pm PST

Email

  • info@griefshare.org
Oct
6
Tue
AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Oct 6 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

GriefShare Recovery Support Groups – Weekdays & Saturdays @ Online
Oct 6 all-day

logo

GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.

GriefShare is here to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Grief support groups are now meeting online, so you can get the support you need from the safety of your own home.  We are launching our new Summer Support series, which will cover topics including COVID-19 & Grief, Anxiety & Grief, Dealing with Loneliness, Establishing a New Life in Your Grief.

GriefShare is a faith-based 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.

Thousands of GriefShare support groups meet weekly around the world. Visit or join a group at anytime. And attend as many meetings as you like.  GriefShare groups have a 13 week cycle, but you are welcome to begin attending at any session.  You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any videos you have not seen.

Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

Support group discussion with focus
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

Personal study and reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

Find a GriefShare support group or event near you.

Visit: https://www.griefshare.org/

Free daily email encouragement!  Receive an encouraging email message every day for a year. These short messages will inspire you and provide practical information as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Sign up for the GriefShare daily emails.

Website:

https://www.griefshare.org/

Daily Emails:

https://www.griefshare.org/dailyemails

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/griefshare

GriefShare
Mailing address
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27588-1739

Phone

  • 800-395-5755 (US and Canada)
  • 919-562-2112 (International)
  • 919-562-2114 (Fax)
  • Weekdays, Monday-Friday, 5:30am-2:30pm PST

Email

  • info@griefshare.org
WVH – Willamette Valley Hospice – Online Children’s Bereavement Support Group – Tuesdays @ Online (register for details)
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Willamette Valley Hospice – Grief Support and Services

Willamette Valley Hospice offers experienced bereavement support to anyone in our community who has faced the recent death of a loved one – whether or not they used our hospice services. We understand the challenges and struggles involved in making the journey through grief. No one should have to face the journey alone.

Drop-in support groups are available to anyone seeking support after the death of a loved one. There is no commitment to attend a specific number of sessions or specific sessions. Trained facilitators lead groups.

Willamette Valley Hospice – Online Children’s Bereavement Support Group – Tuesdays

Join us for a 6-week online Children’s Bereavement Support Group. The group will meet online on Tuesdays, July 14th through August 18th.
  • 6-8 year olds, 45 minutes from 10:00 am – 10:45 am PST
  • 9-12 year olds, 45-60 minutes from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm PST
  • Teens, 13 and up, 45-60 minutes from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm PST
Registration:
To register – call 503.588.3600 and ask for the Bereavement Department
Contacts:
Oct
7
Wed
AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Oct 7 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

GriefShare Recovery Support Groups – Weekdays & Saturdays @ Online
Oct 7 all-day

logo

GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.

GriefShare is here to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Grief support groups are now meeting online, so you can get the support you need from the safety of your own home.  We are launching our new Summer Support series, which will cover topics including COVID-19 & Grief, Anxiety & Grief, Dealing with Loneliness, Establishing a New Life in Your Grief.

GriefShare is a faith-based 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.

Thousands of GriefShare support groups meet weekly around the world. Visit or join a group at anytime. And attend as many meetings as you like.  GriefShare groups have a 13 week cycle, but you are welcome to begin attending at any session.  You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any videos you have not seen.

Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

Support group discussion with focus
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

Personal study and reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

Find a GriefShare support group or event near you.

Visit: https://www.griefshare.org/

Free daily email encouragement!  Receive an encouraging email message every day for a year. These short messages will inspire you and provide practical information as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Sign up for the GriefShare daily emails.

Website:

https://www.griefshare.org/

Daily Emails:

https://www.griefshare.org/dailyemails

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/griefshare

GriefShare
Mailing address
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27588-1739

Phone

  • 800-395-5755 (US and Canada)
  • 919-562-2112 (International)
  • 919-562-2114 (Fax)
  • Weekdays, Monday-Friday, 5:30am-2:30pm PST

Email

  • info@griefshare.org
WVH – Willamette Valley Hospice – Drop in Grief Support Group Adults 18+ – Wednesday @ Online via Teams or Browser
Oct 7 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

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Willamette Valley Hospice – Grief Support and Services

Online Adults 18+ Grief and Support Group Wednesday

Wednesday from 1:30 pm-3:00 pm PST (75 minutes)

Willamette Valley Hospice offers experienced bereavement support to anyone in our community who has faced the recent death of a loved one – whether or not they used our hospice services. We understand the challenges and struggles involved in making the journey through grief. No one should have to face the journey alone.

Drop-in support groups are available to anyone seeking support after the death of a loved one. There is no commitment to attend a specific number of sessions or specific sessions. Trained facilitators lead groups.

To Join the meeting click here:  Click Here Chttps://teams.microsoft.com/dl/launcher/launcher.html?url=%2f_%23%2fl%2fmeetup-

MHAW Grieving Adults Support Group for COVID Loss Survivors – Wednesday Evenings @ Online via Zoom (secured)
Oct 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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MHAW (Mental Health and Wellness Association) presents this series of Bereavement Support groups for COVID-19 Loss Survivors.

NOTE: Participants in any of the five COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups must be mourning the loss of a family member or close friend who has died from COVID-19.

FREE – MHAW Grieving Adults Support Groups – Wednesday Evenings
For people who have lost a loved one to coronavirus and cannot grieve in person with their loved ones. The group will bring together others who are struggling to come to terms with the loss, to create a sense of closure, and to grieve in community.
Wednesdays, 4pm-5pm PST / 7pm-8pm EST (60 minutes)

Questions?

Call Alexis Rodgers at 631-471-7242 x1315 or arodgers@mhaw.org.

or Contact Yvonne Lyon at 516-350-7217 or ylyon@mhanc.org

Website:

Register:

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eh2s3rdh40e28c42&llr=m6oi4gwab&showPage=true

NOTE: After registration, you should receive a link and/or email with instructions to access the secure online ZOOM meetings.

More about the MHAW COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups:
Excerpt(s) from
Last viewed online 2020 May 15:

People are unable to grieve the loss of loved ones in ways they are used to. No wakes for Christians. No shivas for Jews. No three-day mourning periods for Muslims.

That’s why Long Island’s two leading, county-based mental health organizations have begun offering online bereavement support groups designed to provide comfort, support, and “grief tools” to those who have lost loved ones to the COVID-19 virus. The first group begins on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

Details can be found at www.bereavement.mhaw.org.

Mandatory social distancing has sharply curtailed people’s ability to grieve in conventional, in-person settings. In the absence of the intimate contact typically associated with the mourning process, these remote, weekly bereavement sessions aim to mollify the pain of individuals whose family members or close friends have succumbed to COVID-19.

The “COVID-19 Bereavement Support Group” initiative is hosted by the Suffolk County-based Association for Mental Health and Wellness and the Mental Health Association of Nassau County.

Guided by experienced grief counselors, the groups will convene remotely in 60- or 90-minute sessions via a secure Zoom line over the course of a four- or six-week period. There is no cost to take part and registration – which is limited to 12 participants per group – is on a first-come basis.

“As everyone can imagine, losing a loved one to the virus is a deeply painful and jarring experience,” said Michael Stoltz, C.E.O. of the Association for Mental Health and Wellness, which is headquartered in Ronkonkoma. “We’ve identified skilled and sensitive grief counselors who are well qualified to help participants build comforting pathways for healing, even in a technologically remote setting.”

“The pandemic’s restrictions largely prevent mourners from experiencing the reassuring feelings of hugs and other types of close-up contact,” said Jeffrey McQueen, Executive Director of the Hempstead-based Mental Health Association of Nassau County. “Grieving remotely can’t fully replace the face-to-face experience, but it can help reinforce feelings of hope and help fill the void.”

Participants in any of the five COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups must be mourning the loss of a family member or close friend who has died from COVID-19.

The group categories are:

Grieving Adults Support Groups: For people who have lost a loved one to coronavirus and cannot grieve in person with their loved ones. The group will bring together others who are struggling to come to terms with the loss, to create a sense of closure, and to grieve in community. There will be two groups in this category.

Peer Bereavement Support Group: For individuals experiencing a mental health condition who have lost a loved one to coronavirus. Participants have a safe and supportive space to share their stories with others who can truly relate to their pain and experiences.

Veterans Bereavement Support Group: For Veterans and their families who have lost someone to coronavirus and cannot grieve in person with their loved ones. This group will deal with issues specific to the Veterans community.

Creative Arts Bereavement Support Group: The making of art can serve as a safe outlet for the expression of thoughts and emotions relating to death and loss. By expressing these feelings in a symbolic manner, mourners can nurture their sense of control, organization, and containment. Participants may use such art supplies as copy paper, colored pencils, markers, crayons, scissors, and glue.

Interested parties may register at www.bereavement.mhaw.org.


About the Association for Mental Health and Wellness

The Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation based in Ronkonkoma, NY, provides programs, services, and advocacy for people facing mental health challenges with an enhanced focus on serving military Veterans.

MHAW dates back to 1955 with the incorporation of the Mental Health Association in Suffolk County (MHA Suffolk). In 1990, Clubhouse of Suffolk was launched, providing a wide array of vocational rehabilitation services and recovery programs. With the growing need to provide services for Veterans with PTSD and other battle-related brain injuries, Clubhouse merged with MHA Suffolk and Suffolk County United Veterans in 2014 to form the Association for Mental Health and Wellness.

MHAW is committed to the core practice values of empowerment, hope, opportunity, and cultural competence. All of the agency’s direct service workers are trained in the importance of addressing health from trauma-informed and whole person perspectives with enriched understanding of the social and economic conditions that contribute to physical and mental health and substance abuse.

MHAW’s Mental Health HelpLine can be reached at 631-471-7242 ext. 2. Their web address is www.mhaw.org.

Oct
8
Thu
AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Oct 8 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

GriefShare Recovery Support Groups – Weekdays & Saturdays @ Online
Oct 8 all-day

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GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.

GriefShare is here to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Grief support groups are now meeting online, so you can get the support you need from the safety of your own home.  We are launching our new Summer Support series, which will cover topics including COVID-19 & Grief, Anxiety & Grief, Dealing with Loneliness, Establishing a New Life in Your Grief.

GriefShare is a faith-based 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.

Thousands of GriefShare support groups meet weekly around the world. Visit or join a group at anytime. And attend as many meetings as you like.  GriefShare groups have a 13 week cycle, but you are welcome to begin attending at any session.  You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any videos you have not seen.

Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

Support group discussion with focus
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

Personal study and reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

Find a GriefShare support group or event near you.

Visit: https://www.griefshare.org/

Free daily email encouragement!  Receive an encouraging email message every day for a year. These short messages will inspire you and provide practical information as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Sign up for the GriefShare daily emails.

Website:

https://www.griefshare.org/

Daily Emails:

https://www.griefshare.org/dailyemails

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/griefshare

GriefShare
Mailing address
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27588-1739

Phone

  • 800-395-5755 (US and Canada)
  • 919-562-2112 (International)
  • 919-562-2114 (Fax)
  • Weekdays, Monday-Friday, 5:30am-2:30pm PST

Email

  • info@griefshare.org
MHAW Peer Bereavement Support Group for COVID Loss Survivors – Thursdays @ Online via Zoom (secured)
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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MHAW (Mental Health and Wellness Association) presents this series of Bereavement Support groups for COVID-19 Loss Survivors.

NOTE: Participants in any of the five COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups must be mourning the loss of a family member or close friend who has died from COVID-19.

FREE – MHAW Peer Bereavement Support Group
For individuals experiencing a mental health condition who have lost a loved one to coronavirus. Participants have a safe and supportive space to share their stories with others who can truly relate to their pain and experiences.

Thursdays, 10am-11am PST / 1pm-2pm EST (60 minutes).

Questions?

Call Alexis Rodgers at 631-471-7242 x1315 or arodgers@mhaw.org.

or Contact Yvonne Lyon at 516-350-7217 or ylyon@mhanc.org

Website:

Register:

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eh2v9gnz121f0f76&oseq=&c=&ch=

NOTE: After registration, you should receive a link and/or email with instructions to access the secure online ZOOM meetings.

More about the MHAW COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups:
Excerpt(s) from
Last viewed online 2020 May 15:

People are unable to grieve the loss of loved ones in ways they are used to. No wakes for Christians. No shivas for Jews. No three-day mourning periods for Muslims.

That’s why Long Island’s two leading, county-based mental health organizations have begun offering online bereavement support groups designed to provide comfort, support, and “grief tools” to those who have lost loved ones to the COVID-19 virus. The first group begins on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

Details can be found at www.bereavement.mhaw.org.

Mandatory social distancing has sharply curtailed people’s ability to grieve in conventional, in-person settings. In the absence of the intimate contact typically associated with the mourning process, these remote, weekly bereavement sessions aim to mollify the pain of individuals whose family members or close friends have succumbed to COVID-19.

The “COVID-19 Bereavement Support Group” initiative is hosted by the Suffolk County-based Association for Mental Health and Wellness and the Mental Health Association of Nassau County.

Guided by experienced grief counselors, the groups will convene remotely in 60- or 90-minute sessions via a secure Zoom line over the course of a four- or six-week period. There is no cost to take part and registration – which is limited to 12 participants per group – is on a first-come basis.

“As everyone can imagine, losing a loved one to the virus is a deeply painful and jarring experience,” said Michael Stoltz, C.E.O. of the Association for Mental Health and Wellness, which is headquartered in Ronkonkoma. “We’ve identified skilled and sensitive grief counselors who are well qualified to help participants build comforting pathways for healing, even in a technologically remote setting.”

“The pandemic’s restrictions largely prevent mourners from experiencing the reassuring feelings of hugs and other types of close-up contact,” said Jeffrey McQueen, Executive Director of the Hempstead-based Mental Health Association of Nassau County. “Grieving remotely can’t fully replace the face-to-face experience, but it can help reinforce feelings of hope and help fill the void.”

Participants in any of the five COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups must be mourning the loss of a family member or close friend who has died from COVID-19.

The group categories are:

Grieving Adults Support Groups: For people who have lost a loved one to coronavirus and cannot grieve in person with their loved ones. The group will bring together others who are struggling to come to terms with the loss, to create a sense of closure, and to grieve in community. There will be two groups in this category.

Peer Bereavement Support Group: For individuals experiencing a mental health condition who have lost a loved one to coronavirus. Participants have a safe and supportive space to share their stories with others who can truly relate to their pain and experiences.

Veterans Bereavement Support Group: For Veterans and their families who have lost someone to coronavirus and cannot grieve in person with their loved ones. This group will deal with issues specific to the Veterans community.

Creative Arts Bereavement Support Group: The making of art can serve as a safe outlet for the expression of thoughts and emotions relating to death and loss. By expressing these feelings in a symbolic manner, mourners can nurture their sense of control, organization, and containment. Participants may use such art supplies as copy paper, colored pencils, markers, crayons, scissors, and glue.

Interested parties may register at www.bereavement.mhaw.org.


About the Association for Mental Health and Wellness

The Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation based in Ronkonkoma, NY, provides programs, services, and advocacy for people facing mental health challenges with an enhanced focus on serving military Veterans.

MHAW dates back to 1955 with the incorporation of the Mental Health Association in Suffolk County (MHA Suffolk). In 1990, Clubhouse of Suffolk was launched, providing a wide array of vocational rehabilitation services and recovery programs. With the growing need to provide services for Veterans with PTSD and other battle-related brain injuries, Clubhouse merged with MHA Suffolk and Suffolk County United Veterans in 2014 to form the Association for Mental Health and Wellness.

MHAW is committed to the core practice values of empowerment, hope, opportunity, and cultural competence. All of the agency’s direct service workers are trained in the importance of addressing health from trauma-informed and whole person perspectives with enriched understanding of the social and economic conditions that contribute to physical and mental health and substance abuse.

MHAW’s Mental Health HelpLine can be reached at 631-471-7242 ext. 2. Their web address is www.mhaw.org.

WVH – Willamette Valley Hospice – Drop in Grief Support Group for Adults – Thursday @ Online via Teams or Browser
Oct 8 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

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Willamette Valley Hospice – Grief Support and Services

Online Drop In Grief Support Group for Adults

Thursdays from 12:15 pm-1:30 pm PST (75 minutes)

Willamette Valley Hospice offers experienced bereavement support to anyone in our community who has faced the recent death of a loved one – whether or not they used our hospice services. We understand the challenges and struggles involved in making the journey through grief. No one should have to face the journey alone.

Drop-in support groups are available to anyone seeking support after the death of a loved one. There is no commitment to attend a specific number of sessions or specific sessions. Trained facilitators lead groups.

To Join the meeting click here:  Click Here https://teams.microsoft.com/dl/launcher/launcher.html?url=%2f_%23%2fl%2fmeetup-

Oct
9
Fri
AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Oct 9 all-day

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Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

GriefShare Recovery Support Groups – Weekdays & Saturdays @ Online
Oct 9 all-day

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GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.

GriefShare is here to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Grief support groups are now meeting online, so you can get the support you need from the safety of your own home.  We are launching our new Summer Support series, which will cover topics including COVID-19 & Grief, Anxiety & Grief, Dealing with Loneliness, Establishing a New Life in Your Grief.

GriefShare is a faith-based 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.

Thousands of GriefShare support groups meet weekly around the world. Visit or join a group at anytime. And attend as many meetings as you like.  GriefShare groups have a 13 week cycle, but you are welcome to begin attending at any session.  You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any videos you have not seen.

Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

Support group discussion with focus
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

Personal study and reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

Find a GriefShare support group or event near you.

Visit: https://www.griefshare.org/

Free daily email encouragement!  Receive an encouraging email message every day for a year. These short messages will inspire you and provide practical information as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Sign up for the GriefShare daily emails.

Website:

https://www.griefshare.org/

Daily Emails:

https://www.griefshare.org/dailyemails

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/griefshare

GriefShare
Mailing address
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27588-1739

Phone

  • 800-395-5755 (US and Canada)
  • 919-562-2112 (International)
  • 919-562-2114 (Fax)
  • Weekdays, Monday-Friday, 5:30am-2:30pm PST

Email

  • info@griefshare.org
Oct
10
Sat
AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Oct 10 all-day

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Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

GriefShare Recovery Support Groups – Weekdays & Saturdays @ Online
Oct 10 all-day

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GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.

GriefShare is here to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Grief support groups are now meeting online, so you can get the support you need from the safety of your own home.  We are launching our new Summer Support series, which will cover topics including COVID-19 & Grief, Anxiety & Grief, Dealing with Loneliness, Establishing a New Life in Your Grief.

GriefShare is a faith-based 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.

Thousands of GriefShare support groups meet weekly around the world. Visit or join a group at anytime. And attend as many meetings as you like.  GriefShare groups have a 13 week cycle, but you are welcome to begin attending at any session.  You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any videos you have not seen.

Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

Support group discussion with focus
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

Personal study and reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

Find a GriefShare support group or event near you.

Visit: https://www.griefshare.org/

Free daily email encouragement!  Receive an encouraging email message every day for a year. These short messages will inspire you and provide practical information as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Sign up for the GriefShare daily emails.

Website:

https://www.griefshare.org/

Daily Emails:

https://www.griefshare.org/dailyemails

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/griefshare

GriefShare
Mailing address
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27588-1739

Phone

  • 800-395-5755 (US and Canada)
  • 919-562-2112 (International)
  • 919-562-2114 (Fax)
  • Weekdays, Monday-Friday, 5:30am-2:30pm PST

Email

  • info@griefshare.org
Oct
11
Sun
AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Oct 11 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

Oct
12
Mon
AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Oct 12 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

GriefShare Recovery Support Groups – Weekdays & Saturdays @ Online
Oct 12 all-day

logo

GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.

GriefShare is here to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Grief support groups are now meeting online, so you can get the support you need from the safety of your own home.  We are launching our new Summer Support series, which will cover topics including COVID-19 & Grief, Anxiety & Grief, Dealing with Loneliness, Establishing a New Life in Your Grief.

GriefShare is a faith-based 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.

Thousands of GriefShare support groups meet weekly around the world. Visit or join a group at anytime. And attend as many meetings as you like.  GriefShare groups have a 13 week cycle, but you are welcome to begin attending at any session.  You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any videos you have not seen.

Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

Support group discussion with focus
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

Personal study and reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

Find a GriefShare support group or event near you.

Visit: https://www.griefshare.org/

Free daily email encouragement!  Receive an encouraging email message every day for a year. These short messages will inspire you and provide practical information as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Sign up for the GriefShare daily emails.

Website:

https://www.griefshare.org/

Daily Emails:

https://www.griefshare.org/dailyemails

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/griefshare

GriefShare
Mailing address
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27588-1739

Phone

  • 800-395-5755 (US and Canada)
  • 919-562-2112 (International)
  • 919-562-2114 (Fax)
  • Weekdays, Monday-Friday, 5:30am-2:30pm PST

Email

  • info@griefshare.org
Oct
13
Tue
AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Oct 13 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

GriefShare Recovery Support Groups – Weekdays & Saturdays @ Online
Oct 13 all-day

logo

GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.

GriefShare is here to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Grief support groups are now meeting online, so you can get the support you need from the safety of your own home.  We are launching our new Summer Support series, which will cover topics including COVID-19 & Grief, Anxiety & Grief, Dealing with Loneliness, Establishing a New Life in Your Grief.

GriefShare is a faith-based 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.

Thousands of GriefShare support groups meet weekly around the world. Visit or join a group at anytime. And attend as many meetings as you like.  GriefShare groups have a 13 week cycle, but you are welcome to begin attending at any session.  You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any videos you have not seen.

Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

Support group discussion with focus
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

Personal study and reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

Find a GriefShare support group or event near you.

Visit: https://www.griefshare.org/

Free daily email encouragement!  Receive an encouraging email message every day for a year. These short messages will inspire you and provide practical information as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Sign up for the GriefShare daily emails.

Website:

https://www.griefshare.org/

Daily Emails:

https://www.griefshare.org/dailyemails

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/griefshare

GriefShare
Mailing address
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27588-1739

Phone

  • 800-395-5755 (US and Canada)
  • 919-562-2112 (International)
  • 919-562-2114 (Fax)
  • Weekdays, Monday-Friday, 5:30am-2:30pm PST

Email

  • info@griefshare.org
WVH – Willamette Valley Hospice – Online Children’s Bereavement Support Group – Tuesdays @ Online (register for details)
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Willamette Valley Hospice – Grief Support and Services

Willamette Valley Hospice offers experienced bereavement support to anyone in our community who has faced the recent death of a loved one – whether or not they used our hospice services. We understand the challenges and struggles involved in making the journey through grief. No one should have to face the journey alone.

Drop-in support groups are available to anyone seeking support after the death of a loved one. There is no commitment to attend a specific number of sessions or specific sessions. Trained facilitators lead groups.

Willamette Valley Hospice – Online Children’s Bereavement Support Group – Tuesdays

Join us for a 6-week online Children’s Bereavement Support Group. The group will meet online on Tuesdays, July 14th through August 18th.
  • 6-8 year olds, 45 minutes from 10:00 am – 10:45 am PST
  • 9-12 year olds, 45-60 minutes from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm PST
  • Teens, 13 and up, 45-60 minutes from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm PST
Registration:
To register – call 503.588.3600 and ask for the Bereavement Department
Contacts:
Oct
14
Wed
AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Oct 14 all-day

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Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

GriefShare Recovery Support Groups – Weekdays & Saturdays @ Online
Oct 14 all-day

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GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.

GriefShare is here to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Grief support groups are now meeting online, so you can get the support you need from the safety of your own home.  We are launching our new Summer Support series, which will cover topics including COVID-19 & Grief, Anxiety & Grief, Dealing with Loneliness, Establishing a New Life in Your Grief.

GriefShare is a faith-based 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.

Thousands of GriefShare support groups meet weekly around the world. Visit or join a group at anytime. And attend as many meetings as you like.  GriefShare groups have a 13 week cycle, but you are welcome to begin attending at any session.  You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any videos you have not seen.

Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

Support group discussion with focus
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

Personal study and reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

Find a GriefShare support group or event near you.

Visit: https://www.griefshare.org/

Free daily email encouragement!  Receive an encouraging email message every day for a year. These short messages will inspire you and provide practical information as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Sign up for the GriefShare daily emails.

Website:

https://www.griefshare.org/

Daily Emails:

https://www.griefshare.org/dailyemails

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/griefshare

GriefShare
Mailing address
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27588-1739

Phone

  • 800-395-5755 (US and Canada)
  • 919-562-2112 (International)
  • 919-562-2114 (Fax)
  • Weekdays, Monday-Friday, 5:30am-2:30pm PST

Email

  • info@griefshare.org
WVH – Willamette Valley Hospice – Drop in Grief Support Group Adults 18+ – Wednesday @ Online via Teams or Browser
Oct 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

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Willamette Valley Hospice – Grief Support and Services

Online Adults 18+ Grief and Support Group Wednesday

Wednesday from 1:30 pm-3:00 pm PST (75 minutes)

Willamette Valley Hospice offers experienced bereavement support to anyone in our community who has faced the recent death of a loved one – whether or not they used our hospice services. We understand the challenges and struggles involved in making the journey through grief. No one should have to face the journey alone.

Drop-in support groups are available to anyone seeking support after the death of a loved one. There is no commitment to attend a specific number of sessions or specific sessions. Trained facilitators lead groups.

To Join the meeting click here:  Click Here Chttps://teams.microsoft.com/dl/launcher/launcher.html?url=%2f_%23%2fl%2fmeetup-

MHAW Grieving Adults Support Group for COVID Loss Survivors – Wednesday Evenings @ Online via Zoom (secured)
Oct 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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MHAW (Mental Health and Wellness Association) presents this series of Bereavement Support groups for COVID-19 Loss Survivors.

NOTE: Participants in any of the five COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups must be mourning the loss of a family member or close friend who has died from COVID-19.

FREE – MHAW Grieving Adults Support Groups – Wednesday Evenings
For people who have lost a loved one to coronavirus and cannot grieve in person with their loved ones. The group will bring together others who are struggling to come to terms with the loss, to create a sense of closure, and to grieve in community.
Wednesdays, 4pm-5pm PST / 7pm-8pm EST (60 minutes)

Questions?

Call Alexis Rodgers at 631-471-7242 x1315 or arodgers@mhaw.org.

or Contact Yvonne Lyon at 516-350-7217 or ylyon@mhanc.org

Website:

Register:

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eh2s3rdh40e28c42&llr=m6oi4gwab&showPage=true

NOTE: After registration, you should receive a link and/or email with instructions to access the secure online ZOOM meetings.

More about the MHAW COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups:
Excerpt(s) from
Last viewed online 2020 May 15:

People are unable to grieve the loss of loved ones in ways they are used to. No wakes for Christians. No shivas for Jews. No three-day mourning periods for Muslims.

That’s why Long Island’s two leading, county-based mental health organizations have begun offering online bereavement support groups designed to provide comfort, support, and “grief tools” to those who have lost loved ones to the COVID-19 virus. The first group begins on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

Details can be found at www.bereavement.mhaw.org.

Mandatory social distancing has sharply curtailed people’s ability to grieve in conventional, in-person settings. In the absence of the intimate contact typically associated with the mourning process, these remote, weekly bereavement sessions aim to mollify the pain of individuals whose family members or close friends have succumbed to COVID-19.

The “COVID-19 Bereavement Support Group” initiative is hosted by the Suffolk County-based Association for Mental Health and Wellness and the Mental Health Association of Nassau County.

Guided by experienced grief counselors, the groups will convene remotely in 60- or 90-minute sessions via a secure Zoom line over the course of a four- or six-week period. There is no cost to take part and registration – which is limited to 12 participants per group – is on a first-come basis.

“As everyone can imagine, losing a loved one to the virus is a deeply painful and jarring experience,” said Michael Stoltz, C.E.O. of the Association for Mental Health and Wellness, which is headquartered in Ronkonkoma. “We’ve identified skilled and sensitive grief counselors who are well qualified to help participants build comforting pathways for healing, even in a technologically remote setting.”

“The pandemic’s restrictions largely prevent mourners from experiencing the reassuring feelings of hugs and other types of close-up contact,” said Jeffrey McQueen, Executive Director of the Hempstead-based Mental Health Association of Nassau County. “Grieving remotely can’t fully replace the face-to-face experience, but it can help reinforce feelings of hope and help fill the void.”

Participants in any of the five COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups must be mourning the loss of a family member or close friend who has died from COVID-19.

The group categories are:

Grieving Adults Support Groups: For people who have lost a loved one to coronavirus and cannot grieve in person with their loved ones. The group will bring together others who are struggling to come to terms with the loss, to create a sense of closure, and to grieve in community. There will be two groups in this category.

Peer Bereavement Support Group: For individuals experiencing a mental health condition who have lost a loved one to coronavirus. Participants have a safe and supportive space to share their stories with others who can truly relate to their pain and experiences.

Veterans Bereavement Support Group: For Veterans and their families who have lost someone to coronavirus and cannot grieve in person with their loved ones. This group will deal with issues specific to the Veterans community.

Creative Arts Bereavement Support Group: The making of art can serve as a safe outlet for the expression of thoughts and emotions relating to death and loss. By expressing these feelings in a symbolic manner, mourners can nurture their sense of control, organization, and containment. Participants may use such art supplies as copy paper, colored pencils, markers, crayons, scissors, and glue.

Interested parties may register at www.bereavement.mhaw.org.


About the Association for Mental Health and Wellness

The Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation based in Ronkonkoma, NY, provides programs, services, and advocacy for people facing mental health challenges with an enhanced focus on serving military Veterans.

MHAW dates back to 1955 with the incorporation of the Mental Health Association in Suffolk County (MHA Suffolk). In 1990, Clubhouse of Suffolk was launched, providing a wide array of vocational rehabilitation services and recovery programs. With the growing need to provide services for Veterans with PTSD and other battle-related brain injuries, Clubhouse merged with MHA Suffolk and Suffolk County United Veterans in 2014 to form the Association for Mental Health and Wellness.

MHAW is committed to the core practice values of empowerment, hope, opportunity, and cultural competence. All of the agency’s direct service workers are trained in the importance of addressing health from trauma-informed and whole person perspectives with enriched understanding of the social and economic conditions that contribute to physical and mental health and substance abuse.

MHAW’s Mental Health HelpLine can be reached at 631-471-7242 ext. 2. Their web address is www.mhaw.org.

Oct
15
Thu
AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Oct 15 all-day

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Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

GriefShare Recovery Support Groups – Weekdays & Saturdays @ Online
Oct 15 all-day

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GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.

GriefShare is here to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Grief support groups are now meeting online, so you can get the support you need from the safety of your own home.  We are launching our new Summer Support series, which will cover topics including COVID-19 & Grief, Anxiety & Grief, Dealing with Loneliness, Establishing a New Life in Your Grief.

GriefShare is a faith-based 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.

Thousands of GriefShare support groups meet weekly around the world. Visit or join a group at anytime. And attend as many meetings as you like.  GriefShare groups have a 13 week cycle, but you are welcome to begin attending at any session.  You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any videos you have not seen.

Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

Support group discussion with focus
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

Personal study and reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

Find a GriefShare support group or event near you.

Visit: https://www.griefshare.org/

Free daily email encouragement!  Receive an encouraging email message every day for a year. These short messages will inspire you and provide practical information as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Sign up for the GriefShare daily emails.

Website:

https://www.griefshare.org/

Daily Emails:

https://www.griefshare.org/dailyemails

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/griefshare

GriefShare
Mailing address
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27588-1739

Phone

  • 800-395-5755 (US and Canada)
  • 919-562-2112 (International)
  • 919-562-2114 (Fax)
  • Weekdays, Monday-Friday, 5:30am-2:30pm PST

Email

  • info@griefshare.org
MHAW Peer Bereavement Support Group for COVID Loss Survivors – Thursdays @ Online via Zoom (secured)
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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MHAW (Mental Health and Wellness Association) presents this series of Bereavement Support groups for COVID-19 Loss Survivors.

NOTE: Participants in any of the five COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups must be mourning the loss of a family member or close friend who has died from COVID-19.

FREE – MHAW Peer Bereavement Support Group
For individuals experiencing a mental health condition who have lost a loved one to coronavirus. Participants have a safe and supportive space to share their stories with others who can truly relate to their pain and experiences.

Thursdays, 10am-11am PST / 1pm-2pm EST (60 minutes).

Questions?

Call Alexis Rodgers at 631-471-7242 x1315 or arodgers@mhaw.org.

or Contact Yvonne Lyon at 516-350-7217 or ylyon@mhanc.org

Website:

Register:

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eh2v9gnz121f0f76&oseq=&c=&ch=

NOTE: After registration, you should receive a link and/or email with instructions to access the secure online ZOOM meetings.

More about the MHAW COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups:
Excerpt(s) from
Last viewed online 2020 May 15:

People are unable to grieve the loss of loved ones in ways they are used to. No wakes for Christians. No shivas for Jews. No three-day mourning periods for Muslims.

That’s why Long Island’s two leading, county-based mental health organizations have begun offering online bereavement support groups designed to provide comfort, support, and “grief tools” to those who have lost loved ones to the COVID-19 virus. The first group begins on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

Details can be found at www.bereavement.mhaw.org.

Mandatory social distancing has sharply curtailed people’s ability to grieve in conventional, in-person settings. In the absence of the intimate contact typically associated with the mourning process, these remote, weekly bereavement sessions aim to mollify the pain of individuals whose family members or close friends have succumbed to COVID-19.

The “COVID-19 Bereavement Support Group” initiative is hosted by the Suffolk County-based Association for Mental Health and Wellness and the Mental Health Association of Nassau County.

Guided by experienced grief counselors, the groups will convene remotely in 60- or 90-minute sessions via a secure Zoom line over the course of a four- or six-week period. There is no cost to take part and registration – which is limited to 12 participants per group – is on a first-come basis.

“As everyone can imagine, losing a loved one to the virus is a deeply painful and jarring experience,” said Michael Stoltz, C.E.O. of the Association for Mental Health and Wellness, which is headquartered in Ronkonkoma. “We’ve identified skilled and sensitive grief counselors who are well qualified to help participants build comforting pathways for healing, even in a technologically remote setting.”

“The pandemic’s restrictions largely prevent mourners from experiencing the reassuring feelings of hugs and other types of close-up contact,” said Jeffrey McQueen, Executive Director of the Hempstead-based Mental Health Association of Nassau County. “Grieving remotely can’t fully replace the face-to-face experience, but it can help reinforce feelings of hope and help fill the void.”

Participants in any of the five COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups must be mourning the loss of a family member or close friend who has died from COVID-19.

The group categories are:

Grieving Adults Support Groups: For people who have lost a loved one to coronavirus and cannot grieve in person with their loved ones. The group will bring together others who are struggling to come to terms with the loss, to create a sense of closure, and to grieve in community. There will be two groups in this category.

Peer Bereavement Support Group: For individuals experiencing a mental health condition who have lost a loved one to coronavirus. Participants have a safe and supportive space to share their stories with others who can truly relate to their pain and experiences.

Veterans Bereavement Support Group: For Veterans and their families who have lost someone to coronavirus and cannot grieve in person with their loved ones. This group will deal with issues specific to the Veterans community.

Creative Arts Bereavement Support Group: The making of art can serve as a safe outlet for the expression of thoughts and emotions relating to death and loss. By expressing these feelings in a symbolic manner, mourners can nurture their sense of control, organization, and containment. Participants may use such art supplies as copy paper, colored pencils, markers, crayons, scissors, and glue.

Interested parties may register at www.bereavement.mhaw.org.


About the Association for Mental Health and Wellness

The Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation based in Ronkonkoma, NY, provides programs, services, and advocacy for people facing mental health challenges with an enhanced focus on serving military Veterans.

MHAW dates back to 1955 with the incorporation of the Mental Health Association in Suffolk County (MHA Suffolk). In 1990, Clubhouse of Suffolk was launched, providing a wide array of vocational rehabilitation services and recovery programs. With the growing need to provide services for Veterans with PTSD and other battle-related brain injuries, Clubhouse merged with MHA Suffolk and Suffolk County United Veterans in 2014 to form the Association for Mental Health and Wellness.

MHAW is committed to the core practice values of empowerment, hope, opportunity, and cultural competence. All of the agency’s direct service workers are trained in the importance of addressing health from trauma-informed and whole person perspectives with enriched understanding of the social and economic conditions that contribute to physical and mental health and substance abuse.

MHAW’s Mental Health HelpLine can be reached at 631-471-7242 ext. 2. Their web address is www.mhaw.org.

WVH – Willamette Valley Hospice – Drop in Grief Support Group for Adults – Thursday @ Online via Teams or Browser
Oct 15 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

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Willamette Valley Hospice – Grief Support and Services

Online Drop In Grief Support Group for Adults

Thursdays from 12:15 pm-1:30 pm PST (75 minutes)

Willamette Valley Hospice offers experienced bereavement support to anyone in our community who has faced the recent death of a loved one – whether or not they used our hospice services. We understand the challenges and struggles involved in making the journey through grief. No one should have to face the journey alone.

Drop-in support groups are available to anyone seeking support after the death of a loved one. There is no commitment to attend a specific number of sessions or specific sessions. Trained facilitators lead groups.

To Join the meeting click here:  Click Here https://teams.microsoft.com/dl/launcher/launcher.html?url=%2f_%23%2fl%2fmeetup-

CGES – Center for Grief Education and Support – Coffee & Conversation Group – 3rd Thursday 4th Wednesday @ Online via Zoom
Oct 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Seasons Hospice / Center for Grief Education and Support (CGES) presents

Coffee & Conversation Group (Virtual Online Format)

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These gatherings provide ongoing opportunities for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one to share with others who have also experienced loss. This group meets two times per month with morning and evening groups.

3rd Thursdays @ 4pm-6pm PST / 6pm-7pm CST / 7pm-8pm EST (60 minutes)

4th Wednesdays @ 7am-8am PST / 9am-10am CST / 10am-11am EST (60 minutes)

To register or for more information about this group please email: 

CGES@seasonshospice.org

Website:

https://www.seasonshospice.org/

Coffee & Conversations Page:

https://www.seasonshospice.org/calendar-admin/2020/coffee-conversation-group-g3lxd

Oct
16
Fri
AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Oct 16 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

GriefShare Recovery Support Groups – Weekdays & Saturdays @ Online
Oct 16 all-day

logo

GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.

GriefShare is here to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Grief support groups are now meeting online, so you can get the support you need from the safety of your own home.  We are launching our new Summer Support series, which will cover topics including COVID-19 & Grief, Anxiety & Grief, Dealing with Loneliness, Establishing a New Life in Your Grief.

GriefShare is a faith-based 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.

Thousands of GriefShare support groups meet weekly around the world. Visit or join a group at anytime. And attend as many meetings as you like.  GriefShare groups have a 13 week cycle, but you are welcome to begin attending at any session.  You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any videos you have not seen.

Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

Support group discussion with focus
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

Personal study and reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

Find a GriefShare support group or event near you.

Visit: https://www.griefshare.org/

Free daily email encouragement!  Receive an encouraging email message every day for a year. These short messages will inspire you and provide practical information as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Sign up for the GriefShare daily emails.

Website:

https://www.griefshare.org/

Daily Emails:

https://www.griefshare.org/dailyemails

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/griefshare

GriefShare
Mailing address
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27588-1739

Phone

  • 800-395-5755 (US and Canada)
  • 919-562-2112 (International)
  • 919-562-2114 (Fax)
  • Weekdays, Monday-Friday, 5:30am-2:30pm PST

Email

  • info@griefshare.org
Oct
17
Sat
AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Oct 17 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

GriefShare Recovery Support Groups – Weekdays & Saturdays @ Online
Oct 17 all-day

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GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.

GriefShare is here to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Grief support groups are now meeting online, so you can get the support you need from the safety of your own home.  We are launching our new Summer Support series, which will cover topics including COVID-19 & Grief, Anxiety & Grief, Dealing with Loneliness, Establishing a New Life in Your Grief.

GriefShare is a faith-based 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.

Thousands of GriefShare support groups meet weekly around the world. Visit or join a group at anytime. And attend as many meetings as you like.  GriefShare groups have a 13 week cycle, but you are welcome to begin attending at any session.  You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any videos you have not seen.

Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

Support group discussion with focus
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

Personal study and reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

Find a GriefShare support group or event near you.

Visit: https://www.griefshare.org/

Free daily email encouragement!  Receive an encouraging email message every day for a year. These short messages will inspire you and provide practical information as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Sign up for the GriefShare daily emails.

Website:

https://www.griefshare.org/

Daily Emails:

https://www.griefshare.org/dailyemails

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/griefshare

GriefShare
Mailing address
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27588-1739

Phone

  • 800-395-5755 (US and Canada)
  • 919-562-2112 (International)
  • 919-562-2114 (Fax)
  • Weekdays, Monday-Friday, 5:30am-2:30pm PST

Email

  • info@griefshare.org
Oct
18
Sun
AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Oct 18 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

Oct
19
Mon
AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Oct 19 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

GriefShare Recovery Support Groups – Weekdays & Saturdays @ Online
Oct 19 all-day

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GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.

GriefShare is here to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Grief support groups are now meeting online, so you can get the support you need from the safety of your own home.  We are launching our new Summer Support series, which will cover topics including COVID-19 & Grief, Anxiety & Grief, Dealing with Loneliness, Establishing a New Life in Your Grief.

GriefShare is a faith-based 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.

Thousands of GriefShare support groups meet weekly around the world. Visit or join a group at anytime. And attend as many meetings as you like.  GriefShare groups have a 13 week cycle, but you are welcome to begin attending at any session.  You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any videos you have not seen.

Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

Support group discussion with focus
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

Personal study and reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

Find a GriefShare support group or event near you.

Visit: https://www.griefshare.org/

Free daily email encouragement!  Receive an encouraging email message every day for a year. These short messages will inspire you and provide practical information as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Sign up for the GriefShare daily emails.

Website:

https://www.griefshare.org/

Daily Emails:

https://www.griefshare.org/dailyemails

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/griefshare

GriefShare
Mailing address
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27588-1739

Phone

  • 800-395-5755 (US and Canada)
  • 919-562-2112 (International)
  • 919-562-2114 (Fax)
  • Weekdays, Monday-Friday, 5:30am-2:30pm PST

Email

  • info@griefshare.org
Oct
20
Tue
AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Oct 20 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

GriefShare Recovery Support Groups – Weekdays & Saturdays @ Online
Oct 20 all-day

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GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.

GriefShare is here to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Grief support groups are now meeting online, so you can get the support you need from the safety of your own home.  We are launching our new Summer Support series, which will cover topics including COVID-19 & Grief, Anxiety & Grief, Dealing with Loneliness, Establishing a New Life in Your Grief.

GriefShare is a faith-based 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.

Thousands of GriefShare support groups meet weekly around the world. Visit or join a group at anytime. And attend as many meetings as you like.  GriefShare groups have a 13 week cycle, but you are welcome to begin attending at any session.  You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any videos you have not seen.

Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

Support group discussion with focus
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

Personal study and reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

Find a GriefShare support group or event near you.

Visit: https://www.griefshare.org/

Free daily email encouragement!  Receive an encouraging email message every day for a year. These short messages will inspire you and provide practical information as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Sign up for the GriefShare daily emails.

Website:

https://www.griefshare.org/

Daily Emails:

https://www.griefshare.org/dailyemails

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/griefshare

GriefShare
Mailing address
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27588-1739

Phone

  • 800-395-5755 (US and Canada)
  • 919-562-2112 (International)
  • 919-562-2114 (Fax)
  • Weekdays, Monday-Friday, 5:30am-2:30pm PST

Email

  • info@griefshare.org
WVH – Willamette Valley Hospice – Online Children’s Bereavement Support Group – Tuesdays @ Online (register for details)
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Willamette Valley Hospice – Grief Support and Services

Willamette Valley Hospice offers experienced bereavement support to anyone in our community who has faced the recent death of a loved one – whether or not they used our hospice services. We understand the challenges and struggles involved in making the journey through grief. No one should have to face the journey alone.

Drop-in support groups are available to anyone seeking support after the death of a loved one. There is no commitment to attend a specific number of sessions or specific sessions. Trained facilitators lead groups.

Willamette Valley Hospice – Online Children’s Bereavement Support Group – Tuesdays

Join us for a 6-week online Children’s Bereavement Support Group. The group will meet online on Tuesdays, July 14th through August 18th.
  • 6-8 year olds, 45 minutes from 10:00 am – 10:45 am PST
  • 9-12 year olds, 45-60 minutes from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm PST
  • Teens, 13 and up, 45-60 minutes from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm PST
Registration:
To register – call 503.588.3600 and ask for the Bereavement Department
Contacts:
Oct
21
Wed
AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Oct 21 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

GriefShare Recovery Support Groups – Weekdays & Saturdays @ Online
Oct 21 all-day

logo

GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.

GriefShare is here to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Grief support groups are now meeting online, so you can get the support you need from the safety of your own home.  We are launching our new Summer Support series, which will cover topics including COVID-19 & Grief, Anxiety & Grief, Dealing with Loneliness, Establishing a New Life in Your Grief.

GriefShare is a faith-based 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.

Thousands of GriefShare support groups meet weekly around the world. Visit or join a group at anytime. And attend as many meetings as you like.  GriefShare groups have a 13 week cycle, but you are welcome to begin attending at any session.  You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any videos you have not seen.

Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

Support group discussion with focus
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

Personal study and reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

Find a GriefShare support group or event near you.

Visit: https://www.griefshare.org/

Free daily email encouragement!  Receive an encouraging email message every day for a year. These short messages will inspire you and provide practical information as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Sign up for the GriefShare daily emails.

Website:

https://www.griefshare.org/

Daily Emails:

https://www.griefshare.org/dailyemails

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/griefshare

GriefShare
Mailing address
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27588-1739

Phone

  • 800-395-5755 (US and Canada)
  • 919-562-2112 (International)
  • 919-562-2114 (Fax)
  • Weekdays, Monday-Friday, 5:30am-2:30pm PST

Email

  • info@griefshare.org
WVH – Willamette Valley Hospice – Drop in Grief Support Group Adults 18+ – Wednesday @ Online via Teams or Browser
Oct 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

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Willamette Valley Hospice – Grief Support and Services

Online Adults 18+ Grief and Support Group Wednesday

Wednesday from 1:30 pm-3:00 pm PST (75 minutes)

Willamette Valley Hospice offers experienced bereavement support to anyone in our community who has faced the recent death of a loved one – whether or not they used our hospice services. We understand the challenges and struggles involved in making the journey through grief. No one should have to face the journey alone.

Drop-in support groups are available to anyone seeking support after the death of a loved one. There is no commitment to attend a specific number of sessions or specific sessions. Trained facilitators lead groups.

To Join the meeting click here:  Click Here Chttps://teams.microsoft.com/dl/launcher/launcher.html?url=%2f_%23%2fl%2fmeetup-

MHAW Grieving Adults Support Group for COVID Loss Survivors – Wednesday Evenings @ Online via Zoom (secured)
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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MHAW (Mental Health and Wellness Association) presents this series of Bereavement Support groups for COVID-19 Loss Survivors.

NOTE: Participants in any of the five COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups must be mourning the loss of a family member or close friend who has died from COVID-19.

FREE – MHAW Grieving Adults Support Groups – Wednesday Evenings
For people who have lost a loved one to coronavirus and cannot grieve in person with their loved ones. The group will bring together others who are struggling to come to terms with the loss, to create a sense of closure, and to grieve in community.
Wednesdays, 4pm-5pm PST / 7pm-8pm EST (60 minutes)

Questions?

Call Alexis Rodgers at 631-471-7242 x1315 or arodgers@mhaw.org.

or Contact Yvonne Lyon at 516-350-7217 or ylyon@mhanc.org

Website:

Register:

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eh2s3rdh40e28c42&llr=m6oi4gwab&showPage=true

NOTE: After registration, you should receive a link and/or email with instructions to access the secure online ZOOM meetings.

More about the MHAW COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups:
Excerpt(s) from
Last viewed online 2020 May 15:

People are unable to grieve the loss of loved ones in ways they are used to. No wakes for Christians. No shivas for Jews. No three-day mourning periods for Muslims.

That’s why Long Island’s two leading, county-based mental health organizations have begun offering online bereavement support groups designed to provide comfort, support, and “grief tools” to those who have lost loved ones to the COVID-19 virus. The first group begins on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

Details can be found at www.bereavement.mhaw.org.

Mandatory social distancing has sharply curtailed people’s ability to grieve in conventional, in-person settings. In the absence of the intimate contact typically associated with the mourning process, these remote, weekly bereavement sessions aim to mollify the pain of individuals whose family members or close friends have succumbed to COVID-19.

The “COVID-19 Bereavement Support Group” initiative is hosted by the Suffolk County-based Association for Mental Health and Wellness and the Mental Health Association of Nassau County.

Guided by experienced grief counselors, the groups will convene remotely in 60- or 90-minute sessions via a secure Zoom line over the course of a four- or six-week period. There is no cost to take part and registration – which is limited to 12 participants per group – is on a first-come basis.

“As everyone can imagine, losing a loved one to the virus is a deeply painful and jarring experience,” said Michael Stoltz, C.E.O. of the Association for Mental Health and Wellness, which is headquartered in Ronkonkoma. “We’ve identified skilled and sensitive grief counselors who are well qualified to help participants build comforting pathways for healing, even in a technologically remote setting.”

“The pandemic’s restrictions largely prevent mourners from experiencing the reassuring feelings of hugs and other types of close-up contact,” said Jeffrey McQueen, Executive Director of the Hempstead-based Mental Health Association of Nassau County. “Grieving remotely can’t fully replace the face-to-face experience, but it can help reinforce feelings of hope and help fill the void.”

Participants in any of the five COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups must be mourning the loss of a family member or close friend who has died from COVID-19.

The group categories are:

Grieving Adults Support Groups: For people who have lost a loved one to coronavirus and cannot grieve in person with their loved ones. The group will bring together others who are struggling to come to terms with the loss, to create a sense of closure, and to grieve in community. There will be two groups in this category.

Peer Bereavement Support Group: For individuals experiencing a mental health condition who have lost a loved one to coronavirus. Participants have a safe and supportive space to share their stories with others who can truly relate to their pain and experiences.

Veterans Bereavement Support Group: For Veterans and their families who have lost someone to coronavirus and cannot grieve in person with their loved ones. This group will deal with issues specific to the Veterans community.

Creative Arts Bereavement Support Group: The making of art can serve as a safe outlet for the expression of thoughts and emotions relating to death and loss. By expressing these feelings in a symbolic manner, mourners can nurture their sense of control, organization, and containment. Participants may use such art supplies as copy paper, colored pencils, markers, crayons, scissors, and glue.

Interested parties may register at www.bereavement.mhaw.org.


About the Association for Mental Health and Wellness

The Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation based in Ronkonkoma, NY, provides programs, services, and advocacy for people facing mental health challenges with an enhanced focus on serving military Veterans.

MHAW dates back to 1955 with the incorporation of the Mental Health Association in Suffolk County (MHA Suffolk). In 1990, Clubhouse of Suffolk was launched, providing a wide array of vocational rehabilitation services and recovery programs. With the growing need to provide services for Veterans with PTSD and other battle-related brain injuries, Clubhouse merged with MHA Suffolk and Suffolk County United Veterans in 2014 to form the Association for Mental Health and Wellness.

MHAW is committed to the core practice values of empowerment, hope, opportunity, and cultural competence. All of the agency’s direct service workers are trained in the importance of addressing health from trauma-informed and whole person perspectives with enriched understanding of the social and economic conditions that contribute to physical and mental health and substance abuse.

MHAW’s Mental Health HelpLine can be reached at 631-471-7242 ext. 2. Their web address is www.mhaw.org.

Oct
22
Thu
AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Oct 22 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

GriefShare Recovery Support Groups – Weekdays & Saturdays @ Online
Oct 22 all-day

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GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.

GriefShare is here to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Grief support groups are now meeting online, so you can get the support you need from the safety of your own home.  We are launching our new Summer Support series, which will cover topics including COVID-19 & Grief, Anxiety & Grief, Dealing with Loneliness, Establishing a New Life in Your Grief.

GriefShare is a faith-based 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.

Thousands of GriefShare support groups meet weekly around the world. Visit or join a group at anytime. And attend as many meetings as you like.  GriefShare groups have a 13 week cycle, but you are welcome to begin attending at any session.  You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any videos you have not seen.

Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

Support group discussion with focus
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

Personal study and reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

Find a GriefShare support group or event near you.

Visit: https://www.griefshare.org/

Free daily email encouragement!  Receive an encouraging email message every day for a year. These short messages will inspire you and provide practical information as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Sign up for the GriefShare daily emails.

Website:

https://www.griefshare.org/

Daily Emails:

https://www.griefshare.org/dailyemails

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/griefshare

GriefShare
Mailing address
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27588-1739

Phone

  • 800-395-5755 (US and Canada)
  • 919-562-2112 (International)
  • 919-562-2114 (Fax)
  • Weekdays, Monday-Friday, 5:30am-2:30pm PST

Email

  • info@griefshare.org