Grief and Bereavement Support for You and Your Family

After the death of a child, you may feel lost and not know where to turn for help while you grieve. At Orlando Health, the Pediatric Palliative Care team is here to continue caring for your family. Our pediatric palliative care bereavement specialist is available to provide bereavement resources and grief support to parents, siblings and extended family members of palliative care patients who have come to the end of their life.

While grief can look very different for everyone, it can help to talk with someone specifically trained in grief and bereavement support to share some common characteristics in grieving. These conversations can guide you in learning what emotional, physical and mental responses are natural and expected. Our support is available to you for as long as you need us.

How You Might Be Feeling

There is no right or wrong way to mourn. You might experience emotional responses, thoughts, physical sensations or other behaviors that are all signs of natural grief. Be kind to yourself while you are grieving. Try to remember that the way you’re feeling or acting may be overwhelming. But they may be the result of grief, even if your response does not seem to be linked to the loss you have suffered.

How We Can Help

The grief journey is very personal. Grief is as unique as your finger print. The Pediatric Palliative Care team is here to offer another layer of support. We provide grief resources, including:

No matter where you and your family are in your grief journey, we can help support you.

Take Care of Yourself

It is important to take care of yourself when you are grieving. And as you move through your grief, know that you deserve to heal in the ways you choose. Please consider these suggestions:

Important Numbers

If you are in crisis and feel you may do harm to yourself or someone else, please tell someone who can help right away. Call 911 for emergency services or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

Get Support and More Information

For more information about our grief and bereavement support, please call (321) 841-9692.