Grief Support

You're 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

    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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  • Compassionate Ally

    Compassionate Ally

    If your family is faced with finding an assisted living or memory care facility for a loved one, needs help with a move, or clearing, staging and selling a residence, Compassionate Ally can help provide solutions and information.

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  • After a Suicide

    After a Suicide

    Suicide affects millions each year.  You don’t have to go through this difficult experience on your own.  The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention offers resources to help loss survivors cope, connect, and heal.

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  • SIDS


    Founded in 1983, the American SIDS Institute is dedicated to the prevention of sudden infant death and the promotion of infant health through an aggressive, comprehensive nationwide program of:  Research, Education and Family Support.

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    NHPCO works to expand access to a person-centered model for healthcare – one that provides patients and their loved ones with comfort, peace, and dignity during life’s most intimate and vulnerable experiences.

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  • Help in the Neighborhood

    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, or email [email protected].Counseling Center:

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Grief Out Loud - Hosted by Jana DeCristofaro and produced by Dougy Center, Grief Out Loud is opening up this often avoided conversation because grief is hard enough without having to go through it alone. A mix of personal stories, tips for supporting children, teens, and yourself, and interviews with professionals.

Death Pawsitive - A death positive podcast to educate on the death and dying process for furry little family members. This podcast discusses the aging process, when to say goodbye, funerals and wakes, burial and cremation options, and even creative ways to memorialize your pet.

The Glam Reaper - A Podcast and blog looking at all aspects of life, love, loss, and funerals.

Comfort in Books

Grief Day by Day  by:  Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.                                                                                        When we are grieving the death of someone loved, we may struggle with making it through each day. How are we supposed to cope with our gut-wrenching grief and live our daily lives at the same time? What should we do with our chaotic, painful, and intrusive thoughts and feelings? How do we survive? And is it possible to both grieve and live with meaning and hope?  This book provides affirmation and answers.

Bearing The Unbearable:  Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief by:  Dr. Joanne Cacciatore (Author), Jeffrey Rubin (Foreward)                                                                                                                           A companion for life’s most difficult times, revealing how grief can open our hearts to connection, compassion, and the very essence of our shared humanity. 

*  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)

*  I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One        by:  Pamela Blair                                                                                                                                  Whether you're grieving the sudden loss of a loved one or helping someone else through their grief, I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye offers a comforting hand to help guide you through the grieving process.

 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 Rabbit Listened   by:  Cori Doerfeld                                                                                                    How to comfort and heal the people in your life, by taking the time to carefully, lovingly, gently listen.  ages 3-7

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