Resources

Welcome to our resources page. Below you will find links to resources for depression, grief and topics for families as well as a link to the FORMED website with other Catholic resources. Please contact us using the buttons below to recommend resources that are not on this page or to contact our counselor, Caitlin Dudenhoefer, M.A./L.P.C. Please note: all resource recommendations and requests for counseling will remain confidential. 

Depression/Grief

Support Groups

St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Catholic Parish

  • A Christian support group for adults grieving a loss.
  • Meets at St. Pat’s in Toledo from 3:00-4:30 PM on the 1st Tuesday of every month.
  • Contact: Sr. Gail Lambert (419) 724-4675 for information and registration. 

Today and Beyond

  • A Christian support group for adults grieving any loss.
  • Meets at Christ the King Catholic Parish from 6:30-8 PM on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.  Other member parishes include: St. Joseph Catholic Parish in Sylvania, Ohio and Blessed Sacrament Catholic Parish in Toledo, Ohio
  • Contact: Terry McKown (419)475-4348 ext. 112 (or) tmckown@ctktoledo.org for more information and to register.

St. Rose Catholic Parish

  • A Christian support group for adults who have lost a loved one to death.
  • Meets at St. Rose in Toledo every Tuesday at 6:30 PM for 9 weeks September-November and February-April.
  • Contact: Susie Waible-Rose (419) 704-4641 or (419) 874-4559 to register prior to September and February sessions.

Good Grief

  • Age appropriate peer groups for grief support.  Children and teens attend sessions with their age group and parents/ caregivers can simultaneously attend their own support group meetings.
  • Meets every Tuesday from 6-7:45pm and each program night begins with a meal.
  • Contact: (419) 360- 4939 (main office) and ask for Dorothy M. or Shannon B. for information and fill out the form at http://www.goodgriefnwo.org/enrollment/ to register.

Hospice of North-West Ohio

  • Various support groups and workshops for all age groups grieving a loss.  Available to anyone in the community.
  • Meetings available in Toledo, OH, Perrysburg, OH and Lambertville, MI.  Location, date, and time depend on the specific group.
  • Contact: The Hospice Bereavement Team at (419) 661-4001 (Toledo location) or (734)568- 6801 (Lambertville location) or visit  http://www.hospicenwo.org/family-support/grief-support/  for information and registration.

Literature

A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis. 1961.

This book is C.S. Lewis’ journaled experience through the grief process after the loss of his beloved wife.

Tear Soup by Pat Schwiebert and Chuck DeKlyen. 2007.

This book is a relatable story for both adults and children about the grief process and how everyone’s journey though grief is unique.

A Bright Red Scream by Marilee Strong. 1998.

This book explains the psychology behind self-harm as well as how to better understand and help those who suffer depression and choose to express their pain through self-harm.

Scripture

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” (Ps. 34:18)
“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” (Ps. 73:26)
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” (Mt. 5:4)
“Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9) 

For Families

Communication

Literature: Speak Up and Get Along by Scott Cooper. 2005.

A practical book that uses several assertiveness techniques to teach adolescents how to navigate emotional expression, form (and maintain) friendships, as well as grow in self-knowledge.

Literature: You Just Don’t Understand by Deborah Tannen. 1990.

This book is a linguistics professor’s informational and witty book discussing the differences between male and female communication. It provides psychological and social explanations for the different ways male and female brains are “wired” as well as gives some practical tips for navigating these differences for more effective communication.

Scripture

“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. ” (Eph. 4:29).
“Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.” (Prov. 12:25)
“May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” (Ps. 19:14)

Education

Coming October 2017

Discipline

Coming November 2017

Social Media

Coming January 2018

Relationships

Coming February 2018

Prayer

Coming April 2018

Domestic Church

Coming May 2018

Formed

For further resources on these and other topics, visit https://formed.org/study
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