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Grief Talks

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

Support Groups Sponsored by Family Hospice & Palliative Care

Contact Toni Martinez at 412-572-8829 for more information on the following programs.

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Growing Through Grief

A six-week program offered at various locations at different times throughout the year. Please call Family Hospice for a schedule.

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Camp Healing Hearts

Annual one-day camps for grieving children, ages 6–12, and their families. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register call 412-572-8829.

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.

COVID-19

The Center for Loss & Life Transition’s ‘This Pandemic of Grief’ article 

Suicide

STAR Center
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: 
412-864-3346.

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:

WhatYourGrief.com
GriefShare.org, including “A Season of Grief” daily emails
CenterforLoss.com
HelloGrief.org
ComplicatedGrief.columbia.edu

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