GREENLAND, New Hampshire (NEWS CENTER) -- On Saturday afternoon the Greenland community began the grieving process and tried to understand Thursday night's events.
Counselors and members of the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services were on hand to offer coping methods and hear how people are dealing with the loss of Chief Michael Maloney. A disaster behavioral coordinator says that people deal with intense sadness in many different ways. Sometimes people turn to substances; in other cases, people may have trouble sleeping, feel tense or nervous all the time, or have problems concentrating. Mary Dearborn was a close friend of Chief Maloney's and hopes the community comes together in this time of tragedy.
"Well, if they're feeling like I am, I think they're having a difficult time," Dearborn said. "That's probably the whole point of having this gathering today. I hope it helps us to come to grips with what has happened."
There's also a memorial fund that has been set up for Chief Maloney's family. If you would like to contribute, you can send donations to: Michael Maloney Family Trust, in care of Optima Bank, Two Harbour Place, Portsmouth, NH, 03801.
Here's a list of grief support resources that are available:
Grieving Assistance Program: 603-335-7777
Surviving Grief Series: 603-740-3364
Bridges Program: 603-778-7391
Seacoast Hospice: 603-778-7391
Seacoast Mental Health: 603-431-6703
Community Partners: 603-516-9418