Holding a funeral or memorial service for your loved one is a positive first step in the grieving process. Family members and friends get a chance to say their goodbyes, and at the same time, they get to share strong feelings with one another.
In the days, weeks and months following the service, people continue to need others to lean on for understanding, encouragement and guidance. For that reason, many local and national support groups have formed. These groups provide a common place and a comforting environment for expressing emotions through each phase of the grieving process. To learn more, call Terry Funeral Home to discuss grief counseling and support options with your funeral director.
NATIONAL SUPPORT GROUPS
The following grief counseling and support groups are available in our region. These organizations offer help to people who have experienced loss through death. Your funeral director can offer additional information at your request.
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
All Kids Grieve
A resource for teachers, parents, counselors and other caring adults. www.allkidsgrieve.org
Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia
A non-profit bereavement resource center for books and other printed material
P. O. Box 4600
1531 N. Saddle Creek Road, Omaha, NE 68104
Compassion Books Resources
Help children and adults through serious illness, death, loss, grief and bereavement.
The Compassionate Friends
Grief support after the death of a child
P. O. Box 3696, Oak Brook, IL 60522-3696
National Center for Grieving Children and Families
P. O. Box 86852, Portland, Oregon 97286
FEMA for Kids
Government kid friendly site to help children with trauma
Internet community for persons dealing with grief
Mental Health Issues
Mental Health Association on Southeastern Pennsylvania
Mothers in Charge
3201 W. Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Suicide Prevention American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The Center for Grieving Children, Teens & Families
1139 E. Luzerne Street, Philadelphia, PA
Grief support following miscarriage, stillbirth and infant death
P. O. Box 65, Drexel Hill, PA 19026