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Surviving & Beyond for Grieving Dads

The domain of a grieving dad can be a lonely place. From a young age, society places demands on men that preclude them from dealing with loss or disappointment openly. Society says men are not supposed to lose control – they are expected to be tough, take it “like a man” and support others.

We believe it does not have to be that way. This program is designed to give grieving dads a way to connect and discuss topics that make a difference for them in the aftermath of loss. Discussions are led by trained and experienced facilitators who have traveled the grief journey.

Our next program dates are coming soon.


An Individual Orienting Session with Group Leader

A Book of Essays Especially for Fathers

Eight (8) 90-Minute Group Sessions via Zoom – Topics Include:

  • The emotional impact of losing a child
  • Grieving as a man – dealing with societal expectations
  • Continued bonds with your child
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Secondary wounds and challenges
  • Anger, guilt, and blame
  • The “why” of it all
  • Growing stronger on the grief journey



  • New dates coming soon.
  • Time: 7 pm Eastern time
  • Group Zoom sessions are 90 minutes long with a 10-minute break.
  • They are held every other week.
  • This is a closed, rather than a drop-in support group. Fathers travel the grief journey with the same people every session.



Previous Participants Have Written:

Being able to connect with fathers who are dealing with the loss of a child was very powerful. It was comforting to gain ideas on how to move forward and cope.

~Brendan Deely

Surviving & Beyond for Grieving Dads has been extremely helpful for me in dealing with the death of my daughter. The program leader did a remarkable job of creating a safe environment in which we could explore our grief, discover coping mechanisms, and show our emotions. Finally, after trying many other options, I found a program tailored for men. I am so grateful to my fellow group participants for all the love and support that was shared. I’ve been to many different support groups and this was by far the best.

~Mark Imhoff

The facilitators did a great job … I was able to connect with other fathers going through the grieving process of losing a child by suicide and learned some coping techniques. You have honestly provided me hope and encouragement that there will be peace and happiness with time.

~William Beedle

Disclaimer: This program will provide an opportunity to connect with other survivors in a safe and supportive environment, useful information, and the opportunity to explore concepts and issues that have been shown to have a positive impact on the healing of survivors. This program is not designed to replace any ongoing or needed medical or mental health support, or to handle serious mental illnesses.