Local Grief Groups
A death in the family is, for most people, among the most serious events in their family history. The difficult changes -- emotional, spiritual, social and practical -- are not adjusted to "overnight." For most families, the funeral marks the end of a life and the beginning of a new life, adapting to the changes that loss and grief occasion.
Lynch & Sons recognizes the ongoing challenges of a death in the family and has always provided follow-up services to the bereaved among us. We serve as a referral agency to a variety of bereavement programs, from Widow-to-Widow groups, Bereaved Parents groups, Survivors of Suicide, Parents of Murdered Children, Compassionate Friends and others.
In concert with church, civic and health care groups, Lynch & Sons also provides regular programming for the newly bereaved as well as outreach programs for local schools, churches and civic organizations that want to educate and inform their members on the dynamics of grief, death and bereavement. Additionally, Lynch & Sons maintains a complete lending library of books, tapes, and videos for those interested in these topics.
There are a number of grief support groups in the local area to offer support and courage. We have listed a few of the local support groups to the side of your screen and below. Meeting times and places and more detailed information on each support group can be found by clicking on their links.
Life Cycles: Pain Growth Recovery
Programs for the Bereaved
Featuring Neal F. Howald, M.A.
We realize that the loss of a loved one can be a difficult psychological, emotional and physiological experience. This experience can be shared with others who have gone through a similar transition. We strongly believe that grief shared is grief diminished. With this in mind, Lynch & Sons is sponsoring the LIFE CYCLES Survivors Support Group.
The LIFE CYCLES Program is led by our grief specialist, Neal F. Howald, M.A.
August 12, 2013 February 10, 2014
September 9, 2013 March 10, 2014
October 14, 2013 April 14, 2014
November 11, 2013 May 12, 2014
December 9, 2013 June 9, 2014
January 13, 2014 July 14, 2014
The meetings are held from 7:30 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at the Walled Lake United Methodist Church, located directly behind the funeral home at 340 Pontiac Trail in Walled Lake. For further information please contact Lynch & Sons Funeral Home at (248) 624-2251. ALL ARE WELCOME. This is a service provided by Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, Walled Lake at no cost.
Brigid G. Lynch, MA, LLPC
National Certified Counselor
Life is a series of transitions, the beginning of a relationship or the
birth of a baby, the loss of a job or the ending of a relationship and
especially the death of a loved one. Whether joyous or sorrowful, these
transitions can be challenging. Occasionally these challenges are best
dealt with alone, but more often than not, assistance is needed to
progress forward. Many times, support comes from family, friends,
clergy or church community. However, there are times when additional
assistance is required.
Brigid is a counselor specializing in these
life transitions. With 20 years of experience in death and dying,
Brigid has dedicated her life to helping those who are grieving. Her
experience includes pre and post death assistance to families and loved
ones, along with anticipatory loss and complicated grief. Brigid has
spoken to many school and community groups regarding bereavement and
loss. She has consulted with school personnel and coaching staff
regarding suicide and traumatic loss.
Brigid received a Master’s
Degree in Counseling from Oakland University and is a National
Certified Counselor. She is a member of the American Counseling
Association and the Michigan Counseling Association. Brigid has an
office in Farmington Hills where she maintains a part-time practice. She may be reached through our office at (248) 624-2251 or directly at (248) 330-2474.
Please note: Our Life Cycles support group facilitated by Neal Howald is
a free service available to any in need of this service. Brigid's "one
to one" counseling sessions are referred by us but the financial
arrangements are between Brigid and her client.
H.U.G.S. (Help, Understanding and Grief Support)
Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital
Third Thursday of every month, 7 to 9 p.m.
Grief counseling for families who have suffered a pregnancy or newborn loss. Please call (248) 937-4847 for more information.
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group
Compassionate Care and Understanding During Loss
Henry Ford Hospital West Bloomfield
Third Thursday of every month at 7 PM
Henry Ford Self-Health Center
39630 Fourteen Mile Rd.
For more information:
New Hope Center for Grief Support is dedicated to providing grief support services to
adults and children who are grieving after the death of a loved one.
Survivors of Suicide Open Group
Common Ground Survivors of Suicide Open Group This open support group offers comfort, strength and hope to anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide. The group meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, from 7-9 PM, at Common Ground's Administration located at 1410 S. Telegraph Bloomfield Hills, MI 48341 The Survivors of Suicide Closed Support Group runs 3x a year for 6-weeks. Call or email for more information.
For additional information please contact Amelia Lehto at 248-451-2613
CRISIS LINE: 800-231-1127
Home & Hospice Advantage
Home and Hospice Advantage offers a walk in grief support group to anyone who has lost a loved one. The group is held on Thursdays from 1 PM to 3 PM at the Flint Township Senior Center
at 2071 South Graham Rd., Flint, MI 48532. The group is facilitated by Garry Yeager.
Questions regarding the group can be directed to the Bereavement Coordinator, Lynn Warth at
(810) 733-9974 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Lady of the Snows
Daytime Grief Support Group
Starting Thursday, October 24, 2013
Will meet EVERY Thursday morning from
through December 19th in Room 9 (8 Sessions)
Free of charge and registration is not required but a call is appreciated.
Contact Marisa Vitali at 248-676-0885 or the parish office at 248-685-1482
1955 East Commerce Rd.
Milford, MI 48381