As we continue to spread FOD awareness, knowledge and support via our extensive website and Email List, we have also recently expanded our Group's Mission to include face-to-face grief support ~ as a community outreach, Deb now offers free of charge local [East Lansing, MI area] Grief Support for those touched by an infant/child/adult child's death from any cause ~ early in your grief or many years down the road. Impending loss/loss of a spouse, sibling, parent and other loved ones are also supported.
Fortunately, with expanded newborn screening taking hold in our country and several other countries, there will be fewer deaths associated with undiagnosed FODs ~ however, there are still many others out in the world living with a death of a child or other loved one, from another cause that might benefit from extra one-on-one support.
Grief Support brochure [8.5x11]
There is no charge for consulting with Deb via email, phone/skype, or face-to-face consultations (non-denominational) with bereaved parents, or other adult familymembers, living with the death of a child/children or loved one of any age and from any cause,
not just our disorders.
Donations to the FOD Group are definitely welcomed, but are not required!
Note from Deb: If anyone has an individual or family loss and grief concern, and would like another perspective via phone/skype, in person, or via email, please contact me ~ please also complete the online Secure Grief Intake Form on my site on the Pro Bono Services page,
so I have a better idea of your life and loss situation.
I have experienced a child's sudden death, the loss of my father at age 3, several miscarriages, have raised an MCAD young adult [as well as his MCAD carrier brother], have a Master's degree in Education/Counseling , am an ordained non-denominational spiritual counselor, and have I have offered grief support to
bereaved parents and others experiencing loss since 1991.
Our correspondence or work together, however, would not take the place of face-to-face therapy with another grief or medical professional if that's something you choose to do and/or I feel you may benefit from ~ depending on your situation, sometimes further diagnostic assessment or treatment may be needed.
If you email me and do not get a response [I have had intermittent email issues],
please contact me by phone at 517.381.1940 or use my backup email
and/or put my addresses on your safe list.
I do not want to miss your request for support!
Grief Consult Office [Map]:
Deb Lee Gould, MEd
1745 Hamilton Road, Suite 330
Okemos, MI 48864
phone 517.381.1940 est
Mail: PO Box 54 Okemos, MI 48805