Bereavement support group starts Tuesday, Sept. 26

BERLIN — Do you know someone who is struggling with grief due to the death of a spouse, child, parent, relative or friend? Sponsored by Catholic Charities N.H., there will be a Bereavement Support Group starting on Tuesday, Sept. 26.
According to organizers of the event, after the death of a loved one, survivors need understanding, hope and comfort. They need to be able to talk with others who have been through similar experiences and can listen and understand in a special way.
A support group offers such an opportunity. Event coordinators invite anyone who has lost a loved one through death to come and share in this experience.
The sessions are informal and topics will include:
• Understanding grief.
• Emotions: loneliness and anger.
• Remembering.
• Faith/holidays.
• Coping strategies.
• Hope and new beginnings.
This group is free, but pre-registration is requested. This six-week series will begin Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Nicole Plourde (603) 752-1325.
The group is sponsored by Catholic Charities N.H. and will be held at its office on 151 Emery St. in Berlin.
 
“In a society which is more inclined to help you hide your pain than to grow through it, it is necessary to make a conscious effort to mourn,” — Henry Nouwen