Baystate Mary Lane Hospital to Offer Grieving Support Group

WARE — Healing after a loss is often a long and difficult journey. Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 2, Baystate Mary Lane Hospital will offer a support group for people experiencing the grief that follows the death of a loved one.

“It takes courage to address one’s grief,” said Amy Correia, a medical social worker at the hospital, who will facilitate the group, which will meet the first Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the hospital’s Human Resource Conference Room. “Those experiencing a loss may feel alone in their struggles and grief. Support groups can help to inspire strength in those who have suffered a tremendous loss and can offer a sense of togetherness and understanding from people who have experienced the same feelings.”

Community members are welcome to attend regularly or on a drop-in basis, Correia added. “This support group can be used to address grief from a loss that is recent, from long ago, or that you expect in the near future. This loss could be related to the death of a loved one, a friend or relative facing terminal illness, having a loved one placed in a nursing home, or any other major life change.”

For more information, call Correia at (413) 967-2225.

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