Local Grief Resources

Here is a list of area organizations that may be helpful in your time of healing.

Helpful Grief Resources

St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd

"Grief Education & Support", These meetings are open to anyone experiencing grief over the loss of a loved one. Time and days vary for meetings. Each session begins with specific informational topics, but all sessions are open to sharing of participants' concerns. Topics: the experience of grief, feelings, etc. 218-828-7525

"Suicide Grief Support Group" Meets 4th Thursday of the month at 7 PM, St. Joseph's Medical Center. Please check at the front desk for directions. This is a small group consisting of family and friends of suicide victims. A minister is on hand to counsel if one desires. For more information, call Mary at 218-829-2561.

"HIV-AIDS Support Group"  Meets second and fourth Thursdays of the month from noon to 2 PM. Small, confidential group, either living with HIV-AIDS or affected by the loss of a family member or friend. Call Minnkota Health Project 877-871-4636 for location.

"Cancer Support Group" Meets 1st Wednesday of the month from 3:00-5:00 PM, Brainerd American Cancer Society Office, 17 Washington Street, Suite 2. Contact Pat, 218-829-1683, or 218-829-6212.

"Empty Arms" A confidential, close group to anyone suffering a miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn death. 218-828-4402.

"Caregiver Support Group" Meets the first Wednesday of the month at 1:30 PM, Good Neighbor Home Care Offices, 14387 Edgewood Drive Baxter, (behind CTC).
Contact Ann 218-824-1145 or Shirley 218-829-9238

"Look Good, Feel Better, Cancer Support" A group for women cancer support patients that meets the first Tuesday of the month from 9-11AM. They meet in the lower level of St Joseph's Medical Center in the Camp Room. Contact Penny at 218-828-4060 or the American Cancer Society at 800-ACS-2345

"Breast Cancer Survivors Support"  They meet the second Thursday of the month at 6PM and the second Friday of the month at 11:30 AM at St Joseph's Medical Center. 503 N Third. Contact Donna 218-825-9109 or Pat 218-829-1683

After Loss Grief Recovery Program
A website offering valuable and helpful resources for anyone who is grieving from a loss and for the professionals who want to help them.

Camp Amanda- Minnesota
This camp is for children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or significant friend. This two day camp provides opportunities for  children to meet other children whose loved ones have died and share their feelings and memories. Memorialization activities include candle lighting, balloon releases, and arts and crafts in addition to typical camp fun and games. A physician is there to answer any questions the child might have about their loved ones' death.