Grief & Bereavement Support

The loss of someone or something you love or care deeply about can be very emotional and painful. It is common to experience all kinds of emotions and it may feel like the pain and sadness you are experiencing will never go away. These are normal reactions to loss. While there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there are ways to cope with the pain that, in time, will allow you to move on. Community Hospice believes that no one should walk their journey alone. Our specialists are available to assist with all stages of grief.


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Common Symptoms of Grief

Loss affects people in many different ways. It is common to experience the following symptoms when grieving.

Shock
Disbelief
Fear
Sadness
Anger
Guilt
Physical Symptoms


Bereavement services are available free of charge to anyone in the community who has experiences the loss of a loved one. Community Hospice can help after a loss in the following ways:

Individual bereavement sessions
Grief support groups (adults, teens and children, by type of loss)
Education and resource materials
Telephone support
Community referrals
School grief groups
Camp Erin of the Central Valley


Grief Support Groups Are Designed To Help Survivors:

  • Increase understanding of the grief process
  • Recognize the normal manifestations and experiences and feeling of grief
  • Recognize, express and accept feelings of sadness, anger, guilt, and relief
  • Decrease emotional pain (sadness, depression, anxiety, loneliness, hopelessness)
  • Develop a support system both with and without the group
  • Recognize signs of healing
  • Accept the reality and irreversibility of death of our loved one
  • Develop a realistic memory of our deceased, remembering the life shared, not primarily the death
  • Recognize our own strengths and weaknesses and seek additional support or therapy as needed
  • Reinvest ourselves in life by establishing new or renewed relationships and interests


Let us know how we can help or if you are interested in attending a support group. Please complete the form below or call 209.578.6300.