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Sponsored by John F. Slater Funeral Home: 412-881-4100
Grief can feel like it is isolating. That is why we sponsor “Grief Talks.” Stand-alone themes that deal with grief and healing. The dates and times are listed on our Facebook page and our website. You are always welcome to contact the funeral home for the latest topics and schedule.
At various times the following local churches host support groups. Please contact the churches directly for detailed information.
St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish, Pleasant Hills
Contact Karen – 412-882-8744
St. Sylvester Church, Brentwood
Contact Mimi – 412-882-8593
Christ United Methodist Church – GriefShare, Bethel Park
Contact Debbie – 412-835-6621
Explore Our Video Blog for Support and Resources
We host a number of video blogs that provide guidance and advice from professionals.
Resources for Children Who are Grieving
The Highmark Caring Place
A center for grieving children, adolescents and their families.
Loss of a Child
The Still Remembered Project
The Still Remembered Project provides bereaved parents and families Christian-based supportand encouragement for a loss due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant death. Still Supported, a peer-based support group for bereaved mothers, meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm. Meetings give women a place to share and connect with others who are on a similar grief journey.
The Compassionate Friends
Support for parents, siblings, and grandparents on the loss of a child at any age from any cause.
Healing Hearts Infant Bereavement Group
Please call 412-322-5680 for more information on this monthly bereavement group.
The Center for Loss & Life Transition’s ‘This Pandemic of Grief’ article
Survivors of Suicide (SOS)
Support Groups that help members cope with the death of a loved one from suicide. Eight-week sessions are held three times per year for adults 19 and over. Please contact the clinic for current schedule:
Further Reading on Grief
Mindfulness and Grief, Heather Stang
The Orphaned Adult, Alexander Levy
Grieving: A Beginners Guide, Jerusha Hull McCormack
There are thousands of websites related to grief. Here are a few that have been recommended to us by families we have served:
GriefShare.org, including “A Season of Grief” daily emails
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