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 reassurancesthat 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 be provided.

There is no need to register for these sessions. For additional information, please contact Pastoral Care Services at 410-641-9725 or email gmansell@atlanticgeneral.org

Please see the links below for more information and help.

Bereavement Magazine
1-888-604-HOPE (4673)
http://www.bereavementmag.com

Compassionate Friends
1-800-807-8357
www.compassionatefriends.org

National Hospice & Palliative Care
1-800-658-8898
www.nhpco.org

AARP Widowed Persons Service
(202) 434-2260
www.aarp.org/griefandloss

Alzheimer’s Association
1-800-272-3900
www.alz.org

SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Alliance)
1-800-221-7437
www.sidsalliance.org