For anyone who is grieving the death of a loved one. Grief support groups: free and open to the community.
Grief: intense sorrow; great sadness, especially as the result of a death.
Mourning: show of sadness at somebody’s death; the feeling or showing of deep sadness following somebody’s death.
Bereavement: bereave: deprive through death; to deprive somebody of a beloved person or a treasured thing, especially through death. (Encarta Dictionary: English)
Support group: a group of people with common experiences and concerns who provide emotional and moral support for one another. (Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary)
Bereavement can be a difficult process. The loss of a loved one brings about many complex emotions and can result in physical ailments and behavioral issues. Unfortunately ours is a death-denying culture which does not recognize the impact grief can have on a broader scale. Research shows it can have negative consequences for entire family systems and employee productivity. While many can work through their grief on their own some may need outside support.
Bereavement support groups can help to curb negative grief responses and avoid abnormal or complicated grief. With proper support individuals and families can resolve their grief in healthy and productive ways. We at Serenity Hospice & Palliative Care are here to support you through your grieving process.
Bereavement support groups offered through out the valley.
Please contact the facilitator for further information: Anna Kennedy, LMSW Bereavement Coordinator Serenity House 602-265- HOME (4336)