01.28.2010

Support Group Helps People Recover After the Loss of Loved Ones

The journey through grief is difficult. Many people find it comforting to face grief with others who are experiencing similar challenges.

Monroe Clinic hospice is holding a six-week HEAL (Hope Eternal After Loss) grief education and support group, which provides support for people who are grieving the death of a loved one.

The six-week HEAL group starts on Wednesday, February 10, and will continue every Wednesday evening through March 17. The weekly meetings are held at the St. Camillus Center, 2101 6th Street in Monroe, Wis. from 6-7:30 pm.

The HEAL support group is free and open to adults over 18 who have experienced the death of someone special. Learn about the grieving process and ideas for coping and healing in a safe and supportive setting. Discussion topics include:

·    The importance of information and support as we grieve
·    Understanding grief as a process
·    Identifying and accepting normal feelings when grieving
·    Past and present losses
·    Factors which complicate grief
·    Coping with the stress of grief
·    Remembering: memorials and anniversaries

For more information or to register, call 608-324-1230 or 800-367-8406, Monday – Friday, 8 am–4:30 pm or visit Monroe Clinic's calendar of events.