Helping and healing after loss
St. John Providence Health System provides support groups, spiritual care (pastoral care) and social workers to assist families facing difficult and painful situations such as serious illness and death of a loved one. For information about services for families and patients, see Patient Support Services.
Additionally, Open Arms, a grieving children’s support and prevention program, helps children of all ages and their family members normalize grief and embrace life again by learning to cope with feelings of sadness, anger, or frustration.
Life After Loss: Walking the Path to Wholeness
Whatever the nature of your loss, active grieving can help you get through the following months and years.
Adult Health Library
Grief and Loss
Grief moves in and out of stages from disbelief and denial, to anger and guilt, to finding a source of comfort, to eventually adjusting to the loss.
All Pediatric Health Library articles (5 items)Pediatric Health Library
Anticipatory grief is similar to the normal process of mourning, but it occurs before the actual death.