Grief & Healing

Recent Obituaries

 You Are Not Alone

With our grief support options, you are assured of our commitment to helping you through this difficult time.  You can access grief support newsletters and publication, arrange to attend local workshops and events, get in touch with local grief support groups, or arrange for help on an individual basis.  No matter how you feel at this moment, you have our commitment.  You are not alone.

  • Circle of Friends Newsletter

    Circle of Friends Newsletter

    Because we care about the well being of every family we serve, you will receive continuing care and support through our Circle of Friends program after the funeral.

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  • Youth & Funerals

    Youth & Funerals

    Understanding the important role funerals and memorialization play in the lives of the youth.

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  • Gilchrist Grief Services

    For personal grief support in the local Towson/Baltimore area, be it individually or with a group of those who are sharing an experience similar to yours, please click on the following link.

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  • Help in the Neighborhood

    The Counseling Center at Stella Maris offers adult and youth bereavement counseling, as well as support groups, day camps, and an overnight camp. These services are available to ages 5 and up.

    For more information, please call 410-252-4500 ext. 7291, email [email protected]. Website:

Comfort in Books

Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations For Working Through Grief     by:  Martha Whitmore Hickman                    Thoughtful words to strengthen, inspire and comfort.

*  Journeying through Grief    by:  Kenneth C. Haugk                                                                                        A collection of four short books, focusing on what the survivor is likely to be experiencing during the first year of loss.  This collection offers understanding, empathy, compassion, and hope.  
           Book 1:  A Time to Grieve (recommended 3 weeks to 1 month after the loss)                                                         Book 2:  Experiencing Grief (recommended 3 months after the loss)                                                                       Book 3:  Finding Hope and Healing (recommended 6 months after the loss)                                                           Book 4:  Rebuilding and Remembering (recommended 11-12 months after the loss)

It's OK that You're not OK    by:  Megan Devine                                                                                            This book provides a path to rethink our relationship with grief. It encourages readers to see their grief as a natural response to death and loss, rather than an aberrant condition needing transformation. 

*  A Grieving Teen: A Guide for Teens and Friends    by:  Helen Fitzgerald                                                          In this unique and compassionate guide, renowned grief counselor Helen Fitzgerald turns her attention to the special needs of adolescents struggling with loss and gives teens the tools they need to work through their pain and grief. 

The Saddest Time    by:  Nora Simon                                                                                                          Includes three stories to help children talk about death--an uncle with a terminal illness, a classmate killed in an accident, and a grandparent.  Recommended for ages 6-10.

The Invisible String    by:  Patrice Kavst and Joanne Lew-Vriethoff                                                                A tool for coping with all kinds of separation anxiety, loss, and grief.  Recommended for ages 4-8.

Children Also Grieve    by:  Linda Goldman                                                                                            The combination of narrative and interactive memory book is designed to be read and worked through by children.  Recommended for ages 4-7.

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