Hospital launches grief support series

JASPER — The death of a loved one, a child leaving home, overwhelming changes in one’s personal life — each can cause profound grief and suffering. To offer reassurance and comfort, Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center has developed a free support program called “Grief Support Series.”

The series consists of five weekly sessions from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, March 3 through 31 in the hospital chapel.

Participants will learn that grief is normal, examine the various emotions of grief, be encouraged to face the pain, and find ways to make a healthy emotional withdrawal from the loss. Conducting the sessions will be Theresa O’Bryan, hospital chaplain, and Tom Holsworth, a clinical psychologist who has served as a co-facilitator of this program since its inception in 1991.

This program is free, but preregistration is necessary. For more information or to register, call 812-996-0219.

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