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The next Northside Hospital Memorial Service will be on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 2 p.m. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Bereavement events happening around Atlanta:
(Please note that some of these events may not be Northside Hospital sponsored events, but events that we have heard about or been contacted about and decided to share).
Alana's Angels: 6th Annual Balloon Release Memorial Event
When: Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Noon
Where: Brook Run Park, 4770 North Peachtree Road, Dunwoody 30338
Who: For parents who have lost children, children who have lost parents, and children who have lost siblings.
What: To honor and celebrate the lives of loved ones
Balloons will be provided. Please RSVP to: Alicia Todisco (470-422-2784) or mailto:email@example.com
"Return to Zero" movie airing on Lifetime, May 17, 2014. When a successful couple loses their child on the day he's supposed to be born, they must overcome their grief to save their relationship and start a family together. A new book, inspired by the movie, is now out in paperback:Three Minus One: Parents’ Stories of Love and Loss is a collection of intimate, soul-baring stories and artwork by parents who have lost a child to stillbirth, miscarriage, or neonatal death, inspired by the film Return to Zero.
"The loss of a child is unlike any other, and the impact that it has on the mother, the father, their family, and their friends is devastating—a shockwave of pain and guilt that spreads through their entire community. But the majority of those affected, especially mothers, often suffer their pain in silence, convinced that their grief and trauma is theirs to bear alone. This anthology of raw memoirs, heartbreaking stories, truthful poems, beautiful painting, and stunning photography from the parents who have suffered child loss offers insight into this unique, devastating and life-changing experience—breaking the silence and offering a ray of hope to the many parents out there in search of answers, understanding, and healing."
Northside H.E.A.R.T.strings Perinatal Bereavement Caring & Coping Support Group: The Caring and Coping Support Group meets the second Monday of each month from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Next dates for 2014: April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8, October 13, November 10, and December 8. Click on the "Support Group" tab for directions and more information.
Rainbow PALS (Pregnancy after Loss Support) is a social support group that is welcome to anyone either experiencing or contemplating a subsequent pregnancy after the loss of a baby. Please call the office at 404-851-8177 if you would like to receive more information.
ANEW:(A New Normal After Loss)~ a social and support group for parents who have experienced the loss of one or more multiples and who are coping with the joys and challenges of raising the surviving baby(ies). Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Please note: Time to Heal support group will no longer be held on the the 3rd Monday night of the month. If you have had to make the difficult and painful decision to end a wanted pregnancy due to a poor prenatal diagnosis for your baby and you would like to meet with others in a support group setting, please contact us. We can refer you to other area support groups. If the interest in this support group grows, we will gladly offer it again. Please continue to check the website for more updates.