Grief and Loss


Grieving for someone you love is one of life's most demanding journeys. Please consider these resources to help you navigate through this time. 

Grief and Loss Resources


Bo's PlaceBo’s Place exists to offer support and community to those who have experienced the death of a loved one and operates on the belief that it is helpful and healing for grieving children and adults to share their stories, memories, experiences, thoughts and feelings with those who can understand their journey. Bo’s Place offers the only free on-going grief support program in the greater Houston area for children and their families.


HealGriefHealGrief®, a social support network that is there when everyone else goes away, and the real grieving begins. Everything we do is inspired by our core belief that no one should ever grieve alone. HealGrief® provides the tools and resources to guide one’s journey with grief into a healthy personal growth.


Center for Loss & Life Transition: Led by death educator and grief counselor Dr. Alan Wolfelt, we are an organization dedicated to helping people who are grieving and those who care for them. 


Kind Through: Kindthrough affirms that grief occurs after losses of all types. Our gifts provide a language to speak remembrance, kindness, and resilience through the grief process to comfort those grieving.


LifeMatters: LifeMatters an employee assistance program that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our Emotional Health and Wellbeing clinic is for employees and dependents covered on the Houston Methodist’s medical plans. Employees can receive up to 10 free sessions per calendar year.



Grief Share Groups


Bereavement Support GroupWe invite anyone who is grieving the loss or anticipated loss of a loved one to attend our weekly bereavement group.The group is sponsored by Houston Methodist Spiritual Care and Education and the Institute for Spirituality and Health. If you have questions, please call 713.797.0600.


Grief and Recovery ProgramThe Grief Recovery® Program is an action-based, 7-week program that allows you to work through your grief on an individual basis. This reputable program, created by John W. James and Russell Friedman, has been used for more than 35 years to help grievers from all over the world. 


Grief Share, Houston, TX : GriefShare grief recovery support groups meeting weekly in Houston.


Bo's Place: Grief support groups at Bo’s Place are designed to give bereaved adults, children and families a safe place to express their thoughts and feelings with others on a similar journey. All grief support groups are offered free of charge through the generosity of Bo’s Place contributors.  



Recommended Books & Podcasts


A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows through LossWith vulnerability and honesty, Jerry Sittser walks through his own grief and loss to show that new life is possible--one marked by spiritual depth, joy, compassion, and a deeper appreciation of simple blessings.
 Recommended by Chaplain John Lind


The Unwanted Gift of GriefThe Unwanted Gift of Grief is a passionate, practical guide through the grieving process for those who have suffered loss—and those who suffer with them.

Recommended by Chaplain Tim Madison


The Cure for SorrowThose who know loss will find kinship among these pages. In these blessings that move through the anguish of rending into the unexpected shelters of solace and hope, there shimmers a light that helps us see we do not walk alone.
Recommended by Chaplain Stacy Auld


Good Grief: A Companion for Every LossThis classic text identifies ten stages of grief -- shock, emotion, depression, physical distress, panic, guilt, anger, resistance, hope, and acceptance -- but recognizing that grief is complex and deeply personal, defines no "right" way to grieve.
Recommended by Chaplain Stacy Auld


The Invisible StringParents, educators, therapists, and social workers alike have declared The Invisible String the perfect tool for coping with all kinds of separation anxiety, loss, and grief. 
Recommended by Chaplain Stacy Auld