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Local and Additional Grief Resources

Below are grief resources that are found locally and nationally to help you through this difficult time. Please contact us if you have any questions or if we can help you through your grieving.

Grief Resources

Grief Words Library: The Griefwords library contains over 60 articles on grief topics by Dr. Alan Wolfelt.

AARP Grief & Loss: a collection of resources and an on-line support community.

National Funeral Directors Association: a wide variety of topics about grief and support.

WidowNet: an information and support resource for, and by, widows and widowers.

Local Grief Support Groups

H.E.A.L. (Grief Support for Adults)
There are two H.E.A.L. support groups that meet monthly.

3rd Tuesday at 7:00 pm
Blessing Hospital Chapel
11th & Broadway
Quincy, IL 62301

SHARE (grief support for the loss of a child)
There are two different SHARE groups that meet in Quincy and focus on different types of child loss. Please see the descriptions above each to determine which group you should attend.

The SHARE group for the loss of a child at any age, under any circumstances:

2nd Thursday at 7:00 pm
Blessing Hospital Chapel
11th & Broadway
Quincy, IL 62301

The SHARE group for perinatal loss (loss of a child through miscarriage, still birth or infant loss):

3rd Thursday at 7:00 pm
Blessing Hospital Chapel
11th & Broadway
Quincy, IL 62301

Left Behind / Moving Forward
Left Behind / Moving Forward is a support group for those who have suffered a loss by suicide. Meeting are held monthly.

3rd Monday from 6:00 -7:00 pm
Transitions of Western IL
4409 Maine Street
Quincy, IL 62305

This support group is provided by the Adams County Suicide Prevention Coalition, a joint project between Blessing Hospital and Transitions of Western Illinois.

Grief Share
Madison Park Christian Church hosts Grief Share groups that run in specific sessions.

“Grief Share support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable Grief Share resources to help you deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life.”

To sign up for the next session or for more information, visit the Grief Share page at Madison Park Christian Church.

Grief Resources For Parents

National SIDS and Infant Death Program Support Center: provides research, education, and support for families dealing with SIDS.

Bereaved Parents USA: a nationwide organization designed to aid and support bereaved parents and their families.

Healing Hearts for Bereaved Parents: offers understanding, suggestions for coping, support, friendship, and hope to all parents who are struggling with grief.

The Compassionate Friends: supports families who have experienced the death of a child.

SHARE Pregnancy & and Infant Loss Support: provides support to those mourning the tragic death of a baby through early pregnancy loss, stillbirth or newborn death.

Grief Resources for Children

Dougy Center: The Dougy Center provides a safe place for children, teens, young adults and their families who are grieving a death to share their experiences

Fernside: A club for kids and teens dealing with death

Suicide Prevention and Awareness

Center for Suicide Prevention: A site focused on education to save lives through suicide prevention by equipping people with the knowledge and skills to respond to those at risk of suicide.

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education: A site with information on suicide warning signs, prevention as well as resources for survivors.

Suicide Prevention in College: A guide to help offer hope and help for those who are experiencing suicidal thoughts.

Adams County Suicide Prevention Hotline: A prevention hotline and resources for youth and adults.

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