Grief Support Resources

Every person must cope with loss of a loved on his or her own terms.

The emotional upheaval these trying times can cause is sometimes so overwhelming that even the support of friends and family may not help relieve the amount of sadness and grief you feel.


Local Grief Resources:
For support with the loss of a child, please visit the Southern Maine Chapter- Bereaved Parents of USA website. This group meets twice a month in Portland.

The Center for Grieving Children is a local resource for families in Portland. They provide support services to children, teens, families and young adults. For more information about their offered support groups, click here.

For those who have lost a loved one from suicide, Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group meet twice a month at Maine Medical Center. Click here for the most up to date information about meeting times, blogs, etc.

For a listing of Maine grief support centers by county, click here


Online Grief Resources:

»  Center for Loss & Transition
A leading provider of information and inspiration in the areas of illness and dying, loss and grief, healthy caregiving, life transition, and spirituality.

»  Growth House
An international gateway to resources for life-threatening illness and end of life issues. Hypertext topic pages link to sites around the world. Links to hospice and home care, bereavement, death with dignity, AIDS, and related topics in life-threatening illness.

»  GriefNet
GriefNet is an Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss. They have many email support groups. Their integrated approach to online grief support provides help to people working through loss and grief issues.

»  National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.