LOcal Grief Resources

In House MARVIN R. GIBSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Our lending library includes books, brochures, videos, and inspirational materials relating to grief and bereavement. Often, those who have suffered a loss find comfort in reading the thoughts and experiences of others who have been affected in the same way. Do you need help with finding a particular book? Give us a call at 865-983-1000 and we'll be glad to help.

CHILDREN & GRIEF 

It is not easy to explain death and loss to a child. The concepts are often much too complex to for them to fully grasp. To assist children in understanding these difficult subjects, we offer the Sesame Street: When Families Grieve book and video. Many people have found these resources helpful. Please call 865-983-1000 for your FREE copy.

OTHER LOCAL RESOURCES

BLOUNT MEMORIAL HOSPICE ADULT GRIEF GROUPS

Offers education and encouragement to adults choosing to explore their grief. Open to all grieving adults in the community.

Meets at Blount Memorial Home Services Building
1095 East Lamar Alexander Parkway
Maryville, TN 37804
(865) 981-2291

HEALTHY MIND COUNSELING SERVICES, INC.

5410 Homberg Drive Suite 14
Knoxville, TN 37919
Debbie Price, MSSW
(865) 588-3173

"Supporting people through life's challenges and transitions"

THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS - FOOTHILLS CHAPTER

Barbara Lasater (865) 984-4223
Meeting info: 2nd Monday of each month 7:00 pm
Meeting Address: Blount Memorial Hospital (Auditorium)
907 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37804

MANE SUPPORT 

Kim Henry (865) 233-3090 Fax: (865) 984-5943
www.manesupport.org
2919 Davis Ford Road
Maryville, TN 37804
Notes: Participant Application under "Contact Us" tab of website.
"Mane Support is a non-profit organization that provides a ministry through equine-assisted grief counseling to children, youth, teens and adults who have experienced a death."

SUICIDE SURVIVORS SUPPORT GROUP OF BLOUNT COUNTY

Barbara Lasater (865) 984-4223
Meeting info: 2nd Monday of each month 7:00 pm
Meeting Address: Blount Memorial Hospital (Auditorium)
907 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37804

GRIEF GROUPS FOR WIDOWS & WIDOWERS

Alice Mansmith (865) 856-2570
Support information and groups for widows and widowers.

additional GRIEF SUPPORT

Books on Grief - Dr. Jason Troyer

booksongrief.com

An excellent selection of grief resources provided by Dr. Jason Troyer.

Center for Loss & Life Transition - Dr. Alan Wolfelt

centerforloss.com
A leading provider of information and inspiration in the areas of illness and dying, loss and grief, healthy caregiving, life transition, and spirituality.

National Hospice and Palliative Care

nhpco.org
Committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.

Local "Grief Share" - DVD-Based Support Groups

griefshare.org
Notes: Find a Group tab offers search by ZIP code.

Grief and Healing Discussion Forum - Self Guided

webhealing.com

Parthership for Caring - Grief Resource Page

caringinfo.org

Centering - Grief Resource Book List

centering.org

Compassion Books - Grief Resource Book List

compassionbooks.com