Grief Support

When you’re affected by a loss, lean on Essentia Health for support, resources, understanding, and hope.

When to Seek Support

Reach out to the specialists at Essentia when you need help coping with the changes brought on by loss. Find help and support at any point in your journey.

Conditions Treated

See the full list of conditions we treat, and select a condition to find providers and locations near you.

Conditions

Grief & Bereavement Support Services

Count on us to help you:

  • Learn about bereavement, the period of grief and mourning after a death
  • Process your feelings
  • Gain resilience
  • Identify healthy ways of coping
  • Find hope and support

Take advantage of our collection of online grief and bereavement resources wherever you are, whenever you need them. Or keep reading to learn about in-person grief support services near you.

Northeast Minnesota & Northwest Wisconsin

Trust the Grief Support professionals at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, Minnesota for a wide range of programs and services, including:

  • Professional counseling for individuals and families
  • Support groups for adults, teens, and children
  • Youth programs
  • One-on-one, confidential peer support through the Person-to-Person Grief Support Program
  • Grief support library with hundreds of books, journals, videos and recordings
  • Grief support groups and events

Central Minnesota

To get educational materials and referrals to qualified grief support professionals in the Brainerd Lakes Area, call Grief Support at 218-828-7442. Connect with others coping with loss by attending a grief group at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd, Minnesota. Grief groups meet weekly for seven weeks, three times a year.

Eastern North Dakota & Western Minnesota

Turn to the Grief Support professionals at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Detroit Lakes Clinic for therapy and support for individuals and families. You can also ask your primary care provider or our spiritual care team to help you connect with resources in or near your community. Or, learn about grief support services at Hospice of the Red River Valley in Fargo, North Dakota.

Grief Support Education & Training

Help your school, organization, or community group learn how to recognize and respond to grief, loss, and trauma. Learn about our speaking, training and consulting services.

24/7 Crisis Line

For help or information, call our health crisis line at 888-826-0099.
If you or a loved one is in immediate danger, call 9-1-1.