Surviving Grief

Grief Share Support Group

So few people understand how painful and isolating grief can be. But that doesn't mean you have to suffer alone.

Join a Grief Share group and discover a safe, comforting place where you can talk with others about your grief.

Susie Bowling Lawrence Hospice and Grace Fellowship Church have teamed up to host a Grief Share program for you.  No matter if your grief is new or it has been a while, you are welcome at Grief Share.

Meet at 108 N. Burritt St.  (Grace Fellowship Church) at 5:00pm on Monday, June 3.  The group will meet weekly for 13 weeks. 

For more information, call 684-7511 or 684-6152

You can learn more about Grief Share at

What is a Grief Support Group?

Grief support groups bring people together who have an important commonality:  All have experienced the death of someone close to them.  Grief support groups provide an accepting environment in which the bereaved can talk about their loss, surrounded by others who have endured similar pain, and learn and heal through the grief process.

Grief Share is a professionally facilitated group that meets weekly.  Those who attend are encouraged to use the support system of the group to help them as they progress through their grief.

This group is offered to the entire community and there is no fee for this service.

The bereavement services of Susie Bowling Lawrence Hospice can help you cope with death and grief.  If you are interested in additional information regarding the grieving process and the expected emotional reactions, please call our office at 684-6137

The Grief Journey

Grief is a natural response to a loss of any emotionally significant person.  The loss of a loved one can change your life and affect who you are and how you feel.

Normal Symptoms of Grief:

Emotional:  sadness, anger, guilt, anxiety, relief, numbness, helplessness and loneliness

Physical: hollowness in the stomach, tightness in the chest and throat, breathlessness, weakness, and lack of energy

Cognitive: disbelief, confusion, and hallucinations

Behavioral: sleep and appetite disturbances, absentmindedness, social withdrawal, dreams of the deceased and crying.