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Patients & Caregivers


Continuing Support

Bereavement is the period of sadness a person may experience after a loved one passes away. We have curated bereavement resources helpful to the melanoma community. If you are looking for resources to help during the bereavement process, we encourage you to review below:

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CancerCare® is the leading national organization dedicated to providing free, professional support services including case management, counseling, support groups, educational workshops, publications and financial assistance to anyone affected by cancer. All CancerCare services are provided by master’s-prepared oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts.

  • Bereavement Support groups
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) available for support
  • Demographic: Adult focused

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Cancer Care

Cancer Support Community

Cancer Support Community (CSC) is a relentless ally for anyone who is striving to manage the realities of this disruptive disease and get back to normal.
No one can, or should, face cancer alone. While CSC has witnessed many significant advances in treating this devastating disease, nothing takes the place of the power, inspiration, companionship, and connection that comes from community. Cancer Support Community is here to provide relevant and highly personalized support when and where it is needed most because Community is Stronger than Cancer.

  • Bereavement Support groups
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) available for support
  • Demographic: Adult focused

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Cancer Support Community

The Dinner Party

The Dinner Party is a platform for grieving 20-, 30-, and early 40-somethings to find peer community and build lasting relationships. Since 2014, The Dinner Party has connected more than 13,000 grieving peers to one another, including 2,000 since the start of the pandemic. We screen, train and support a growing network of peer hosts, and connect them to 12-15 people nearby, who share a similar age and loss experience.

  • Demographic: Focus on individuals aged 20-40
  • Virtual participation
  • Peer to peer option or ‘Dinner table’ option

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Dinner Party

A Bed for My Heart

A Bed for My Heart exists as a haven for families who have experienced one of life’s cruelest tragedies: the loss of a child, at any age or gestation, and from any cause of death. They believe in compassionate grief support, heart to heart, person to person, parent to parent, mom to mom. They believe compassion, unconditional love, and support can make the unbearable, bearable. It can transform horror into honor and legacy.

  • For individuals who have suffered child loss
  • Helpful articles and magazines

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Bed For My Heart

Sesame Street: Helping Kids Grieve

Coping with the death of a loved one brings enormous challenges for the whole family. Grieving may never completely end, but working through the difficult feelings can become easier with time. Through support, open conversations, and finding ways to keep the person’s memory alive, families can begin healing together.

  • Demographic: Children aged 13 and under
  • Multitude of videos on loss, grief, big feelings and coping

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Sesame Street

Grief Out Loud Podcast by Dougy Center

Dougy Center provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and families who are grieving can share their experiences before and after a death.

  • They provide support and training locally, nationally, and internationally to individuals and organizations seeking to assist children in grief.
  • Regular episodes every 2 weeks. Interviews with professionals alongside personal stories
  • Demographic:For children, teens, and young adults
  • Includes tips and advice from licensed professionals

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Grief Out Loud