BEREAVEMENT AND GRIEF RESOURCES
During difficult times everyone can use some help and support. Please make sure to take care of yourself. If you are in need of emergency services please call 911 or have someone take you to your nearest hospital emergency room. If you need to speak to someone please connect with your healthcare team so they can refer you to support in your healthcare network to best coordinate care for you.
Nami Help line (833) 626-4244 (Mon - Fri from 10am to 10pm ET) or email Helpline@nami.org
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-8255 - Beginning July 16, a new 988 number will be available 24/7 for Americans dealing with a mental health crisis. Help is available in English / Spanish and for those who have hearing difficulties or deafness.
Northshore 24-Hour Crisis Hotline Call (866) 364-6667
HHS Maternal Mental Health hotline -The hotline is accessible by phone or text at (833) 9-HELP4MOMS (1-833-943-5746) in English and Spanish
Resources and Support Groups
Additional resources to connect for help after a pregnancy or infant loss.
Star Legacy Foundation provides live, interactive, online support groups for families who have experienced a pregnancy loss, stillbirth, infant loss and for individuals experiencing a pregnancy after a loss. They have a wide variety of supports and resources available to bereaved families and have answers to commonly asked questions. They also help support expecting families.
Never Forgotten Support Group
Never Forgotten is a free support group for parents and loved ones who have had the loss of a child. The loss may have been from miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death. The group is for adults only. This is a safe space where mother, fathers, and grandparents can comfortably share feelings , feel supported and find help to heal.
Sudden Infant Death Services of Illinois Inc.
Sudden Infant Death Services of Illinois, Inc. provides grief and bereavement support to any person who has experienced the tragedy of sudden, unexpected infant deaths, from birth to age 1 year, regardless of cause or manner of death. If you have any questions or need more information please call (630) 541-3900 or send an email to email@example.com
Heartlight / Luz del Corazón
Heartlight/Luz del Corazón offers free support, online or in-person, for bereaved parents in English and Spanish. Our in-person groups are also open for siblings to engage in Grief & Loss activities. For further information, please contact them at (312) 227-3930 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.