Grief & Bereavement Resources

What is Grief, Mourning, and Bereavement?

Grief, it is said, is the reaction to loss.  The loss can be anything, a job, divorce, a friendship, or the death of a loved one.  Grief is the internal expression of loss, the emotions you feel inside.  Mourning is the outward expression of those internal feelings.  It is commonly expressed by sadness and tears but can take many forms.  Bereavement is grief and mourning specifically related to death of someone close to us.  It is a struggle to find the meaning of our loss.  It is often accompanied by sadness and loneliness.  It may be experienced as a mental, physical, social, emotional, or spiritual reaction to this struggle.  We all grieve, it is as close to a human universal as we can find in our society.  Although we all grieve, we each do so in our own personal way.  Universally, we all benefit from the support of family, friends, clergy, and sometimes professional counseling.  Following is a list of professional resources available in St. Tammany Parish to help you navigate your feelings of grief as it relates to the loss of your loved one. The list is comprehensive but by no means complete.  We urge you to explore all resources to find the best fit for you and your family in this difficult time.

Grief Counseling Services

Catholic Counseling Services                       504-861-6245

Volunteers of America                                   985-974-0488

Northshore Counseling                                 985-224-5719

The Counseling Center                                 985-262-2240

Rich Resources                                             985-900-2550

Lakeshore Counseling                                   985-674-5475

A Nurses Touch and Wellness                     985-630-6363

Griefshare                                                     985-778-1182

Catholic Charities                                          504-310-6933

Compassionate Friends                                985-707-8100

Akula Foundation                                          504-421-3565

Military Families LOD Death                         877-927-8387

Children & Teen Services

Camp Bearable                                            985-643-5470

Camp Swan                                                 504-818-2723

Camp Erin (Cancer)                                     225-927-2273

Camp Brave Heart                                       800-738-2226

Healing House                                             337-234-0443


National Alliance for Grieving Children


ELUNA Network


Opiate Deaths Support Group

Northshore Opioid Mobile Response Team                           800-844-4925

Healing After Loss to Overdose or Suicide (HALOS)            985-201-2143


Suicide Survivors

St.  Tammany Outreach for Prevention of Suicide Local Outreach for Suicide Survivors (LOSS)        985-237-5506

Healing After Loss to Overdose or Suicide (HALOS)            985-201-2143


This resource list is provided for information purposes only and is not an endorsement of the organizations listed or the services provided.

There are many qualified providers and professional caregivers in the St. Tammany Parish region.  We encourage you to explore the internet to find additional practitioners who can provide services to you and your loves ones.