Many grieving people wonder if they would benefit from joining a support group. Groups are a time-tested method of help for people struggling with all sorts of grief. You may have suffered the loss of a loved one or may be experiencing anticipatory grief related to the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, etc.
For many, support groups have much to offer, such as:
- Validation of your reactions to grief
- Time away from the loneliness and boredom that often comes with grief
- Suggestions for coping with your grief
Groups are places to work together to support one another; they are places where everyone gives and takes.
Support groups offer two other gifts: they provide hope by providing models that reaffirm that one can survive loss; and participating in a support group can help the griever find new empathy, new understandings and renewed strengths.
Howard Memorial Hospital will begin offering a free Bereavement Support Group on January 29, 2018. To inquire about this program and/or to register, please contact Donna Jones at 870-845-6069. Classes will be held Mondays from 4pm-5pm at the Compass Behavioral Health Building. Space is limited so please call to register by January 22nd
Those who call after this date will be placed on the waiting list for the next course.