Grief & Loss Groups
Loss is an inevitable part of life, and grief is a natural part of the healing process. The reasons for grief are many, such as the loss of a loved one through death or divorce, the loss of health or safety after a trauma, or the letting go of a long-held dream. Dealing with a significant loss can be one of the most difficult times in a person's life. There is no one “right” way to grieve, no timetable; and the ups and downs during grieving can be unpredictable. But while there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there are healthy ways to cope with the pain that, in time, can renew you and permit you to move on.
We all need a support system to help us as we move through our grief journey. While family and friends are vital, unless they have experienced a close personal loss, they most likely don’t fully “get it.” That is where support groups can become a valuable resource. Grief support groups offer companionship and understanding from others who have experienced a similar loss, and are experiencing the similar challenges that living with grief brings.