Grief is a normal reaction to loss. Grief is a personal and individual experience. No two people grieve the same. Two factors that may determine the way in which someone grieves is the significance of their loss and their age. The length of time that one grieves can vary as well. Some people grieve for months and others grieve for years.
The journey of grief is personal, and thus, the feeling of being alone can be a normal part of the process. To acknowledge one’s own grief is the first step toward healing. Healing is not forgetting. Therefore many people find it helpful to talk with someone who also experienced a loss in their lives. A level of comfort may be achieved through sharing stories of loved ones and listening to similar stories from others.
Bereavement support groups provide an opportunity to meet with others who have experienced the loss of a loved one. It is a way to let you know you are not alone and you do not have to complete your journey of grief by yourself.
Conemaugh Regional Hospice invites anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one to the Bereavement Support Group held the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Conemaugh East Hills, Room 2400, 1450 Scalp Avenue, Johnstown. We provide education, activities and emotional support.
For more information call 814-534-6100.