Grief Support Group
Catholic Charities is pleased to sponsor, in partnership with the Dubuque Mercy Health Foundation, a grief support group to provide care and nurturing for those who are grieving due to loss of a loved one. This eight week support group is held in Dubuque and is facilitated by a Catholic Charities’ counselor.
The grief support sessions will be a safe and supportive environment to explore and express the many feelings associated with grief and loss. These sessions will offer comfort, as well as the practical tools to help with healing after the death of a loved one. Topics to be covered in these sessions include:
- Learning what grief is
- Tools to cope with grief
- Making adjustments
- How to move forward
Coping with losing a loved one is one of life’s great difficulties. Not everyone grieves in the same way. There are many varying patterns and outlets for grief.Stages of grief may include:
However, not everyone experiences these stages in any particular order, nor do they necessarily experience every stage. Unresolved grief can manifest as anger, violence and sickness.
For information on how to join the Grief Support Group please email Sr. Rita Cameron, Catholic Charities’ Counselor, at r.cameron