Grief support groups can be a very healing place for those navigating the waters of miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss. Not all support groups are the same, and you may try a few before finding the one right for you.
Here is a list of the support groups specific to miscarriage and baby loss here in Michigan:
“National organization serving 29 states. Offering support services to mothers, families, and professional support and education during and after the loss of a baby.” Share Español: Esperanza
Michigan Share Chapters
GRAND RAPIDS, MI
Share Support Group of Grand Rapids
Lindsay Mach | email@example.com
Group meets every 2nd Tuesday and 4th Thursday of every month at 7pm. Please contact Lindsay for more information.
Bronson Hospital Share Group
Join us in a safe setting to share about your child and your experience. Your stories, thoughts, emotions, fears, feelings and concerns are welcome here. Come to listen and learn from others who have had similar experiences on this journey of grief. This support group meets on the third Wednesday of each month. A memorial service will be held in early December. Dates and details to come.
Location: Bronson Gilmore Center for Health Education 7 Healthcare Plaza Kalamazoo, MI 49007 (*Park in the parking structure right next to the Gilmore Center. There will be signs guiding you to the correct room once you enter the building.)
Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Day: Third Wednesday of each month (except December)
Contact: Deb Koning, LMSW, Bronson Bereavement Coordinator at (269) 341-6639 or send an email
Metro Detroit Share
PO Box 2143
Angie Winton | 313 – 492-1172 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Group meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7:00 PM at the Taylor VFW, 11590 Pine Street, Taylor, MI 48180.
National Share Online Groups:
The National Share office hosts weekly online group chats that are free of charge to our families.
• The online Pregnancy Loss Group (for the loss of baby through miscarriage, still birth or in the first weeks of life) meets every Tuesday from 7:00pm-9:00pm CST.
• The 3rd week is dedicated to Pregnancy After Loss (for those pregnant after a loss or trying to become pregnant).
To connect to the group meeting, go to our website at: https://nationalshare.org/online-support/
The Share office also maintains an active presence on Facebook, with three support groups and Share’s National page. The support groups are closed groups to protect privacy and require approval prior to posting within the page. The National Share page is a public page and posts current information regarding events, pertinent articles, chapter updates, and videos from bereaved families.
Share Bereaved Families Peer Support (Closed)
Share Pregnancy After Loss Support (Closed)
Share Español: Esperanza for Spanish Speaking Families (Closed)
Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support, Inc. (Public)
To join any of these groups go to: https://www.facebook.com/NationalShare/groups
Support Groups (Continued)
BAY CITY, MI
Lincoln Center, 820 S. Lincoln, Bay City, MI 48708
989 – 894-3015
Call for group information.
GRAND BLANC, MI
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
810 – 606-5850
Call for meeting information.
GRAND RAPIDS, MI
SOUL (Sharing Our Untimely Losses)
Spectrum Health, 100 Michigan NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616 – 391-1753 | maternalwellnessprogram.org
Call for schedule.
COVID UPDATE: Many groups are meeting only virtually at this time. Please check with the groups individually.
Michigan Department of Health & Human Services
Find a list of Community Mental Health Services Programs provided by the MDHHS here.
Postpartum Support International
For quick support, call the Postpartum Support International Helpline: 1-800-944-4773
( #1 En Español or #2 English ) or Text “Help” to 800-944-4773 (EN) / Text en Español: 971-203-7773
*The PSI HelpLine does not handle emergencies.
People in crisis should call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline by dialing 988 or their local emergency number.
**Trigger Warning & Disclaimer: The care providers on the directory listed above have demonstrated a special interest in treating and serving families and women experiencing perinatal mental health issues. This includes birthing people who have delivered and are caring for living children. Some of the imagery used on their site includes photos of living babies. Postpartum Support International does not recommend any specific provider. Information is posted as a courtesy to assist persons seeking help. While they do their best to keep this information updated, there may have been changes since this information was posted. Always contact the providers to verify all information before making appointments or using services to avoid unexpected fees and ensure that you receive interventions appropriate for your needs.
If you believe you may be experiencing symptoms of a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder, please don’t hesitate to reach out to one of their Local PSI volunteers to talk about how you are feeling. You can also find and follow them on Facebook.
Local PSI Volunteers provide information and help to guide you through the process of finding a professional near you with expertise and experience in treating perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Whether you are searching for a therapist within your insurance network or looking for a local peer support group, they are here to help!
Find a local PSI Volunteer:
To connect with one of the Local PSI Volunteers near you, complete this form and they will reach out to you within 48 hours.
You can find their support group offerings here. All support groups are free, virtual, and facilitated by specially trained professionals and volunteers. Please be aware they have specific groups for bereaved individuals and families.
Online Support Groups -Run through HeyPeers! website. Create a free account to browse available support groups.
In Person Bereavement Support Groups Offered by Michigan Chapter of PSI:
Miscarriage and Infant Loss Support Group
Grand Rapid’s Women’s Health
The National Maternal Mental Health Hotline
Call or text 1-833-9-HELP4MOMS (1-833-943-5746). TTY users can use a preferred relay service or dial 711 and then 1-833-943-5746.The National Maternal Mental Health Hotline provides 24/7, free, confidential support before, during, and after pregnancy. The Hotline offers callers:
- Phone or text access to professional counselorsReal-time support and informationResponse within a few minutes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a weekResourcesReferrals to local and telehealth providers and support groupsCulturally sensitive supportCounselors who speak English and SpanishInterpreter services in 60 languages
Find additional resources regarding support groups, counselors, therapists, and holistic wellness recommendations both nationally and internationally here.