Grief Support

Grief Support

During this challenging time that limits our ability to gather in groups indoors, we know that our community in grief still needs support. For this reason, Morris-Baker teamed with Dr. Jason Troyer and other grief professionals to offer a combination of resources: some are in-person, and others you can access anywhere you are.



GriefPlan is an online, self-paced grief support program. The program was developed by Dr. Jason Troyer — a grief expert, author, former therapist and college professor. The GriefPlan program includes:

  • Sections on how to heal your pain, remember your loved one, and rebuild your life
  • over 60 short videos on specific grief challenges and topics
  • over 50 "activity sheets" that will help with journaling and taking action on your personal grief journey

The GriefPlan program is normally $79 per person. However, Morris-Baker is sponsoring the program for the entire community and making it available for free.

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Grief Support Group

The grief support group in on pause temporarily. The sessions are free, open to the public, and are led by Chelsa Erwin, LCSW. The sessions are typically conducted the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 6:00 p.m. Please check back here for updates on when the group will resume.

Finding Hope: Booklet Series

Morris-Baker partnered with Dr. Troyer to offer the community his series of 20-28 page booklets that provide support and resources to anyone grieving a loss.

Titles include: After the Death of a Loved One, A Year Later, After the Death of a Husband, After the Death of a Wife, After the Death of a Child, After the Death of a Parent (Women’s Edition), After the Death of a Parent (Men’s Edition), Helping Children and Teenagers, Grief During the Holidays, and After the Death of a Pet.


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These booklets are free and available to anyone or any organization—including hospices, counseling centers, hospitals and medical facilities—in the Johnson City community. We keep a selection of booklets stocked at the Johnson City Public Library, Carver Recreation Center, the Ballad Health Resource Center at the Wellness Center, and always at Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services. To request booklets, call (423) 282-5246 or email.

Caring Voices: Telephone Support

Who do you call after the children go home and the long night offers no rest? A professional counselor at any time – 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. When you call the toll free number, you will be connected to a certified grief counselor with a least a master’s level degree. This special service is provided at no extra cost by Morris-Baker. To request more information, call (423) 282-5246 or email.



What's Your Grief

Blogs, e-courses, webinars, and more — this site is full of resources to help families work through their grief journey and connect with others going through the same feelings.
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For those who have lost a loved one to suicide or who are prone to suicidal ideation, Lifeline offers a unique perspective on grief and how to work through those feelings.
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Sometimes talking about our loss with others going through similar situations is the best way to find support and healing. This forum provides a safe space for those discussions to take place.
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Personalized Grief Support

There are many different kinds of grief for many different kinds of loss. This list breaks down types of grief and loss and offers resource suggestions for specific circumstances.
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