What is the Coping With Loss Support Group and how can it help me?

The death of a loved one can be one of the most challenging, confusing and difficult experiences we encounter throughout our lifetime. The resulting grief and the wide variety of emotional experiences can be debilitating at times and may change often and quickly.

Bereavement care will help you identify strengths, difficulties, stressors, and coping skills that will help you adapt to a significant loss in your life. It can help you understand how you are responding to loss and provide support to help you deal with your grief. Reactions that people experience can be physical, emotional, social, and spiritual in nature. It’s important to remember that no two people will respond to a loss in exactly the same way.

A bereavement professional can assess how you are coping with grief and offer education and support. Most people feel strengthened, encouraged and supported when they learn about grief, understand how it affects them, identify coping strategies, and learn new methods to help themselves through the grief experience.

Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice offers adult peer support groups which can be tremendous resources during emotionally challenging times. They provide an opportunity to share your story with others as well as hear from others who have also experienced the loss of a loved one. Much can be gained from connecting with others who are also walking along this road of grief and to hear about what helped them and what experiences and obstacles along the way were most challenging.

Please call the Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center at 973-948-2283 to speak with a counselor with any questions you may have regarding our support groups.

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