Grief Support

The loss of a baby can have an immense impact on a family. Understanding the grieving process and ways to cope with such loss can be overwhelming and emotionally exhausting. If you are bereaved, you do not have to go through this alone. Below are some resources and organizations that can help you through the grieving process.

Local Organizations

Mississippi SIDS & Infant Safety Alliance

The Mississippi SIDS & Infant Safety Alliance provides bereavement services for any infant loss. Services offered by the MS SIDS & Infant Safety Alliance include a grief packet specific to the loss, grief information for siblings, grandparents, friends, etc., and connection to peers who’ve experience the loss of an infant. For more information about the MS SIDS & Infant Safety Alliance bereavement services visits or contact Cathy Files at 601.957.7437 or 1-877-471-7437

The Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist with the grieving family. The Compassionate Friends has three local support group chapters that meet monthly. The Compassionate Friends local chapters include:

Jackson Mississippi Chapter
3220 Old Canton Road
Jackson, MS 39216
Contact Person: Ask for TCF Contact
Phone: 601.713.4357 (Hotline)
Meeting Info: 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm

TCF of SW Mississippi
130 East Monticello Street
Brookhaven, MS 39601
Contact Person: Donna
Phone: 601.757.5425
Meeting Info: 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm

Columbia Chapter of TCF
900 Broad Street
Columbia, MS 39429
Contact Person: Sherry or Carolyn
Phone: 601.446.6612 (Sherry) or 601.731.8218 (Carolyn)
Meeting Info: 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm

Online Support Groups

The Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends offers “virtual chapters” through an online support community. The program was established to encourage connecting and sharing among parents, grandparents, and siblings (over the age of 18) grieving the death of a child. Get online support with The Compassionate Friends.

First Candle

First Candle offers peer-to-peer online support groups that are a safe and supportive place for individuals and their families to share information and experiences surrounding pregnancy and infant loss. As a member, you can connect with other people experiencing grief, anger, anxiety, and depressions. Get online support with First Candle.

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