Bereavement Support Groups

Joining a support group can be very helpful for a variety of reasons. Parents tell us that support groups offer them a place to talk about their child in a safe setting. They appreciate being able to connect with other bereaved parents to get and give support.

Support groups help reassure bereaved parents that their grief is a normal reaction to their deep sense of loss. Support groups also can be helpful to children and teens because it helps them see that they are not alone, that there are other kids just like them who are grieving.

For information about support groups and for listings of support groups in your area, check the websites listed below.

Allina: Abbott Northwestern, United, Mercy, Unity

It is also possible to find information about grief support groups in your particular area by using an internet search engine to search the following terms with the name of your community (i.e. grief resources, Minneapolis):

  • Grief support groups
  • Grief resources
  • Children's grief
  • Bereavement support groups 

You may also contact Bereavement Services for information on resources and programs in your area. Call a bereavement coordinator at (612) 813-7216.