Hospital offers 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. Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center has developed a free support program called “Grief Support Series.”

In this program, 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.

The Grief Support Series consists of five weekly sessions on Tuesdays, March 12, 19, 26 and April 2 and 9. The class will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the hospital chapel.

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




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