Grief Support & Aftercare

Grief doesn’t stop after the funeral, which is why aftercare for the bereaved is so important. Our staff are trained to help families through their road to recovery, and below are additional resources to help you cope with your grief. Please reach out to us if you need additional resources or specialized help with moving forward from your loss.



What's Your Grief

Blogs, e-courses, webinars, and more — this site is full of resources to help families work through their grief journey and connect with others going through the same feelings.
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For those who have lost a loved one to suicide or who are prone to suicidal ideation, Lifeline offers a unique perspective on grief and how to work through those feelings.
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Sometimes talking about our loss with others going through similar situations is the best way to find support and healing. This forum provides a safe space for those discussions to take place.
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Personalized Grief Support

There are many different kinds of grief for many different kinds of loss. This list breaks down types of grief and loss and offers resource suggestions for specific circumstances.
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Grief Counselors

We have teamed up with grief counselors in our community to give our client families the support they need. Below is some information about each of our grief counselors.

Cumberland Counselors

Ruth Anne Sheetz
Counselor, LCPC, RN, MA, MS
Phone: (301) 724-1697
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Dr. Ronald J. Dahl
Psychologist, PhD
Phone: (717) 470-8189
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Lisa M. Castleman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Phone: (240) 839-4748
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Misty Gibson
Counselor, LCPC, LCPAT, ATR-BC
Phone: (443) 461-5868
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Rebecca Stewart
Counselor, M.Ed, LGPC
Phone: (240) 580-1417
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Allegany Behavioral Health Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Phone: (240) 392-6363
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Donna L. Rice
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, MAC
Phone: (301) 710-6784
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Support Groups

Sometimes sharing your experience with others who are also coping with the loss of a loved one can help. Empathy helps us connect with others and grow from our pain. You are never alone in your journey through grief.

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.

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Online Discussion Boards

Would you rather talk about your grief from the comfort of your home? Online discussion boards are a great place to start when it comes to sharing your story of loss. Connecting with others who share your pain can be a healing experience.

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108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, MD
15205 McMullen Hwy, Cresaptown, MD
Phone: (301) 724-4600

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