Are You Grieving a Loss?
This page lists resources that provide support for those who have lost a loved one due to a substance use disorder or related illness. If you are aware of other resources for grief support, please send the information to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Compassionate Friends is about transforming the pain of grief into the elixir of hope. It takes people out of the isolation society imposes on the bereaved and lets them express their grief naturally. With the shedding of tears, healing comes. And the newly bereaved get to see people who have survived and are learning to live and love again.
For Jonathan’s Sake: Beyond the Broken Heart – A Path to Healing
Good Grief Group (at Nourishing Storm in Hatboro, PA)
Meetings are held monthly.
Where there is grief, there is loss. But there is also an incredible amount of love to receive and an wonderful opportunity to heal and rebuild. Please join us a monthly gathering in a safe space to share your story, your love and your healing.
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GRASP (Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing)
Meetings are held all around the country. Pennsylvania locations include Philadelphia, Ambler, Bristol, Indiana, Kingston, Allentown, and Red Lion) >> Visit the website to find a meeting near you.
GRASP was founded to help provide sources of help, compassion and most of all, understanding, for families or individuals who have had a loved one die as a result of substance misuse or addiction.
Life After Loss Workshop
This group serves to assist participants in furthering resolution surrounding loss of all kinds. After 25 years of helping families cope with destructive behaviors, Fran Gerstein, LCSW, lost her own son in 2014.
This weekly workshop will focus on surviving and thriving, following the loss of a loved one. Feel free to bring a sketchpad or journal (optional) as this group will offer tips for self-expression as a vehicle for healing.
Safe Harbor provides support groups for children, teens, young adults and parents/caregivers that have experienced the death of a loved one. All groups are held at the Abington Health- Schilling Campus, Pennwood Building, 4th floor. Groups are led by trained, experienced facilitators in a caring and supportive atmosphere.
Other Helpful Websites & Articles
A Bed for My Heart
A Bed For My Heart exists as a haven for families who have experienced one of life’s cruelest tragedies: the loss of a child, at any age/gestation and from any cause of death. We believe in compassionate grief support, heart to heart, person to person, parent to parent, mom to mom. We believe a hearty mix of compassion, unconditional love and support can make the unbearable, bearable. It can transform horror into honor and legacy.
Article: “Appreciating the Plain Fact of Human Sorrow” by Kelly G. Wilson, Ph.D.
Finding richness, meaning and purpose in sorrow.