On Grief and Cancer Support
Grief has been a part of our lives since Grace's initial cancer diagnosis in October 2014. We want to share some resources that have been helpful to us during this time.
- The Compassionate Friends, an organization with chapters all over the world that brings together parents who have lost a child, or siblings who have lost a sibling. We have found solace in sharing our grief with others who truly understand our loss. The Baltimore chapter meets every first Wednesday at 7:30pm at the Brown Memorial Church, 6200 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD. If you are interested in attending, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Hopewell Cancer Center, with events, fitness classes, and other groups, for those dealing with cancer treatment and their family and friends.
- The Ulman Fund, for young adults dealing with a cancer diagnosis, including support with fertility issues.
- Gilchrist Hospice Care
- When Breath Becomes Air, Paul Kalanithi
- Sibling Grief, P. Gill White
- The Empty Room: Understanding Sibling Loss, Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn
- Final Gifts, Maggie Callanan & Patricia Kelley
- The Divine Art of Dying, Karen Speerstra
- A Time to Grieve, Carol Staudacher
- New and Selected Poems, Vol. 1 & 2, Mary Oliver
- Tiny Beautiful Things, Cheryl Strayed
- Cancer Made Me a Shallower Person, Miriam Engelberg
- Grief Therapy
- Find a therapist through Psychology Today - if you or someone you love are going through the pain and difficulty of a cancer diagnosis, having the support of a trained professional is not weak or shameful - it is the most important thing you can do for yourself. Don't wait - do it today. Your doctor or team may have someone on staff for you to talk to, or may be able to make a recommendation for you.
- Grief services offered by Gilchrist Hospice Care