Bereavement and Family Support Services
Grief is one of life’s most poignant moments. It is a unique journey
for each of us, yet all grief shares some common themes -- the hurt, the
loss of identity, the disbelief, the physical, emotional and spiritual
symptoms, as well as the time it takes to heal. Bereavement Support Services
offers reassurances that you are not alone...
It is important to find persons who are compassionate and who will walk
with you through your grief journey. Your support system should include
people who let you grieve in your own way – and help you acknowledge
your own feelings.
Yes, life has changed. But it is important to know you can survive. You
can become whole again – perhaps in ways never expected -- yet always
remember the one you loved.
Because grief can be so painful, people often wonder if what they are
feeling and thinking is normal. This process can feel overwhelming and
can create fear unless we know what to expect. You are invited to bereavement
support sessions being offered through Pastoral Care Services at Atlantic
General Hospital. These sessions are intended to be supportive and educational
for all who have lost a loved one. They provide a supportive atmosphere
where you can meet others who share in your loss, as well as find ways to cope.
Support sessions schedule
Fourth Wednesday of every month; 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The sessions are held in Conference Room 1, on the first floor of Atlantic
General Hospital. Please bring your lunch for the mid-day sessions or
visit the cafeteria that adjoins the conference room. Refreshments will
There is no need to register for these sessions. For additional information,
please contact Pastoral Care Services at 410-641-9725 or email
Please see the links below for more information and help.
National Hospice & Palliative Care
AARP Widowed Persons Service
SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Alliance)