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Grief Support Group

Hospice Hawaii Molokai News Release

When a person experiences the death of a loved one, their life is forever changed and the journey can be an emotional roller coaster. Knowledge about grief can help a person understand the emotions and know what is normal grief and mourning. A grief support group through Hospice Hawaii Molokai is for anyone in the Molokai community who has experienced the loss of a loved one.

The new closed support group begins Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and every Wednesday for 12 weeks at the Hospice Hawaii office (next to Dave’s ice cream). A support group is not therapy; it is support.

It provides emotional, physical, and spiritual support in a safe, nonjudgmental environment. The group offers opportunities to learn new ways of approaching problems (people want you to “return to normal”). It encourages members to not only receive support and understanding, but also to provide the same to others. It gives a forum to search for meaning in life and death. It is confidential.

Others who have experienced the support group say that they got so much more than what they expected by attending and are so very thankful to have had the opportunity.

Please call Barbara Helm, Bereavement Coordinator, Hospice Hawaii Molokai, 553-4310 or email bhelm@hospicehawaii.org to participate and confirm a space in the group. The group is limited to 10 people.

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