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Bereavement Resources

Whether you are in need of grief support or would simply like to know more about what services are available to you during this time of need, we have compiled a comprehensive list of resources that you can refer to whenever necessary. In addition to the resources listed below, we have an extensive lending library at our Hanover Street location, should you be interested in browsing or borrowing books on grief and bereavement.

Southern NH Grief Support

The Compassionate Friends

Grief group for parents who have lost children. Meets at Brookside Church in Manchester.


Stepping Stones

A bereavement group for children and adolescents ages 5-18. Pre-registration is required.

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The Connect Program

Resources for NH survivors of suicide loss.

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Rockingham VNA & Hospice

Offering bereavement support groups which are open to the public and free of charge. Support groups are held for a six-week period of time, several times a year.

(603) 778-7311
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Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association

 NH non-profit agency offering a variety of bereavement resources including assessments, support groups, grief educational materials and more.

(603) 224-4093

Visiting Nurse Association of Manchester & Southern NH

Offering a variety of adult bereavement groups. Groups meet weekly for 8 weeks, several times throughout the year. Groups are held one night/week on weekday evenings from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Pre-registration is required.


Catholic Charities New Hampshire

Offering grief and loss counseling to NH residents. Counseling provided by clinical social workers and mental health counselors licensed by the Board of Mental Health Practice of the State of New Hampshire. Most insurances accepted. Sliding scale fees available.

(603) 669-3030

Home Health & Hospice Care – Bereavement Services in New Hampshire

Free bereavement services available to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one. Serving individuals Manchester, Nashua, Derry, Salem, Merrimack and beyond.

(603) 882-2941
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Recommended Grief Information Resources

Grief resources – The National Center for Griving Children & Families, on-line support groups, areas just for children and teen support – Sponsored by the National Hospice and Palliative Care organization, this site provides clear and concise answers to various questions pertaining to grief. – Blends good clinical information with artistic expressions of grief, including poetry, quotes and photography – “An internet community of persons dealing with grief, death and major loss.” For those who may not have access to or are apprehensive about in-person grief counseling, the site includes 50 email support groups, help with creating online memorials and more.


If you prefer a deeper look at grief, mourning and support systems, consider these works of literature:

For Adults

Arnold, J.C. (2002). Be Not Afraid: Overcoming the Fear of Death. Farmington, PA: The Plough Publishing House of the Bruderhof Foundation.

Colgrove, M. (1976). Bloomfield, H., and McWilliams, P. How to Survive the Loss of a Love. N.Y.: Bantam Books.

Davis, Prend, A. (1997). Transcending Loss: Understanding the Lifelong Impact of Grief and How to Make it Meaningful. New York: Berkley Books.

Doka, K. (1989). Disenfranchised Grief: Recognizing Hidden Sorrow. Lexington, MA: Lexington Books.

Edelman, H. (1994). Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss. New York: Delta Books.

Grollman, E. (1977). Living When a Loved One Has Died. Boston: Beacon Press.

Grollman, E. (1981). What Helped Me When My Loved One Died. Boston: Beacon Press.

Boehner, C. and Cozart, C. (1988). The Widows Handbook: A Guide for Living. Golden, CO; Fulcrum.

Lieberman, M. (1996). Doors Close, Doors Open; Widows, Grieving and Growing. N.Y.: G.P. Putnam.

Nudel, A. (1996). Starting Over: Help for Young Widows and Widowers. N.Y.: Dodd, Mead.

Truman, J. (1987). Letters to My Husband: Notes About Mourning and Recovery. N.Y.: Viking Penguin.

For Children/Adolescents

Blume, Judy. (1981). Tiger Eyes. New York, NY: Bantam Doubleday Dell.

Brown, L. & Brown, M. (1996). When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company.

Buckingham, R. (1991). Coping With Grief. New York: Rosen Publishing Group.

Buscaglia, L. (1982). The Fall of Freddie the Leaf. Slack.

Digiulio, Robert, & Rachel Kranz. (1995). Straight Talk About Death and Dying. New York: Facts on File.

Fitzgerald, Helen (2000). The Grieving Teen: A Guide for Teenagers and Their Friends. New York: Fireside.

Gaffron, Norma. (1989). Dealing with Death. Lucent Books.

Gootman, Marilyn. (1994). When a Friend Dies: A Book for Teens About Grieving and Healing. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing.

Gravelle, Karen. (2000). Teenagers Face to Face with Bereavement. iUniverse.

Grollman, Earl A. (1993). Straight Talk About Death for Teenagers: How to Cope With Someone You Love. Boston: Beacon Press.

Hipp, Earl, & Hanson, L.K. (1995). Help for the Hard Times: Getting Through Loss. Center City, MN: Hazelden.

Hyde, Margaret O. (1989). Meeting Death. New York: Walker & Company.

Knox, Jean McBee (1989). Death and Dying. New York: Chelsea House.

L’Engle, Madeline. (1981). A Ring of Endless Light. New York: Random House.

Marsoli, Lisa Ann (1985). Things to Know About Death and Dying. Silver Budgett & Ginn.

McHugh, Mary. (1980). Young People Talk About Death. New York: Franklin Watts.

Paterson, Katherine. (1987). Bridge to Terabithia. New York: Harper Collins.

Scrivani, Mark. (1991). When Death Walks In. Omaha, NE: Centering Corp.

Toole, Donna O. (1995). Facing Change: Falling Apart and Coming Together Again in the Teen Years. Burnsville, NC: Compassion Books.

Traisman, Enid. (1992). Fire In My Heart, Ice in My Veins: A Journal for Teenagers Experiencing Loss. Omaha, NE: Centering Corp.

Traisman, Enid & Janet Sieff (Editors). (1995). Flowers for the Ones You’ve Known: Letters from Bereaved Teenagers. Omaha, NE: Centering Corp.

Wolfert, Alan D. (2001). Healing Your Grieving Heart for Teens. Fort Collins, CO: Companion Press.

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