Each person responds differently to the death of someone who has been important to them. And although grief is a normal and necessary process to help one adjust to a loss, it’s not a process that has to be endured alone. For that reason, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital is hosting a Grief Support Group to help all those who are mourning and grieving the death of an adult loved one.
The purpose of the group is to offer a safe environment for people to share their feelings, discuss their fears, learn more about the grieving period, and begin the healing process.
The group will meet the first and third Wednesday of each month. The first meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 17, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the HR building, Room 2, at Henry Mayo. Admission is free. For more information, call (661) 200-1306.
“When we chose to love we chose to grieve,” said Elizabeth Tarantini, LCSW, who will be facilitating the group sessions. “In grief, one experiences a tremendous amount of emotional upheaval. At Henry Mayo we are able to offer a supportive, caring, warm and understanding environment at each session that will enable you to move forward through you grief, and enjoy life again.”
Some of the topics to be explored during the sessions include:
* Factors that make the grief experience unique
* Typical myths about grief and mourning
* Ways to help you heal from the pain of loss
* Feelings and reactions to a significant loss
* How to handle special days and holidays
ABOUT HENRY MAYO
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital is a 238- bed not-for-profit acute care hospital serving the Santa Clarita Valley since 1975. Services include trauma, emergency, intensive care, neonatal intensive care unit, maternity, surgery, nursing, wound care, behavioral health, and acute rehab, as well as cancer, cardiology, imaging, lab, digestive, respiratory services and physical and occupational therapies. Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital is located at 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355-2083. For more information, visit www.henrymayo.com or call (661) 253-8000.