Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Support Is Available for Those Grieving

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Support Is Available for Those Grieving

Article excerpt

Thank you for your weeklong series on grief and grieving ("Journeys Out of Darkness," March 13-16). All too often after a loss, there is immediate,overwhelming support from friends and family, but after a while, support systems diminish as those whocare about us move on with their lives or feel unable to help or understand the complex emotions ofthose who are grieving.

Unfortunately, this leaves the individual(s) to try to adjust to this life-changingand challenging experience with little or no support. We also know that people have a difficult timefinding information about local support groups, as they are generally not as well advertised as theyshould be.

We are writing to tell you about our bereavement groups, which offer support and provide a safe andjudgment-free space for people who are grieving to relate to one another and express anything thatthey have been experiencing in regard to their particular loss. …

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