Suicide & Crisis Lifeline:  9-8-8

Medical Emergency:  9-1-1

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-TALK (8255) or (800) SUICIDE (784-2433)

ViaLink New Orleans Crisis and Referral Hotline: 2-1-1

New Orleans Metropolitan Crisis Response Team: (504) 826-2675

Jefferson Parish Crisis Line: (504) 832-5123

National Helpline for mental and/or substance use disorders (SAMHSA); (800) 662-HELP (4357)

New Orleans Grief Center Support Groups

Free bereavement support group is being offered by Grief Share Ministry:  An Outreach for Suffering People

Every 3rd Tuesday of the month

Mt. Hermon Baptist Church

6:00 pm

Contact Elder Renee Washington @ [email protected] for more information

Free bereavement support groups @ Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center

 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month

5500 St. Mary Street, Metairie, LA 70006

6:30 pm.

Free, open-enrollment support groups offered by Serenity Hospice Services.  No sign up required. For more info contact [email protected]om (504)366-3996

WestBank – West Jefferson Medical Center

1101 Medical Center Blvd, Marrero, Gretna Classroom

1st Tuesday of every month @ 5:30

HelpGuide is in collaboration with Harvard Medical School to provide information on mental health and wellness.

Modern Loss is an online resource for “candid conversations about grief.”

Retreats and resources for early mother loss.

LGBTQ+ End of Life Guide by Wake.

Supporting a family after a child dies.

Grief Share is a ministry of Church Initiative that has free grief groups and online resources.

National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Foundation has more than 60 chapters and numerous parent contacts and support groups.

GriefNet is an internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, trauma and major loss.

Good Grief formed to open the dialogue around issues of grief and loss in such a way that nornor loss in the cycle of life.

For a list of books related to grief, check out the Grief Guide created by Domani for Grief.

The Dougy Center is a leader in providing grief support for children and families after the death of a loved one.

The Warm Place provides numerous resources regarding children and grief for various types of losses in addition to age at time of loss.

Camp Kesem has summer camps dedicated to supporting children impacted by a parent’s cancer.

Akula Foundation offers a  summer camp for bereaved children Camp Swan.

Camp Erin South Louisiana | Eluna Network provides support for children and families impacted by grief or addiction.

Parents of Murdered Children is an organization for the families and friends of those who have died by violence.

Healing Hearts for Bereaved Parents is dedicated to providing grief support and services to parents who are suffering as the result of miscarriage, stillbirth, illness, accident, suicide, a drug overdose or violence.

Texas Children’s Hospital provides Trauma and Grief Center Guidelines for Parents/Caregivers. 

The Coalition to Support Grieving Students.

Resources and support for Undocumented Students

Heaven’s Pets at Lake Lawn Metairie offers complimentary grief support to all those that lost a pet.

Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement (APLB) offers chat rooms for bereavement support and online resources.

Centering Corporation is a leader in providing supportive literature for grieving families.

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