Grief is not an illness, but a normal process of reacting to significant changes in one’s life. Bereavement is learning how to live with the change caused by the loss of a significant person. Bereavement takes time and support.
St. John Hospice helps people through bereavement by promoting positive ways for healing. Although each individual responds to loss in a unique way, people in grief often feel shock, denial, fear, anger, resentment, hostility, powerlessness, and deep loneliness.
These feelings are normal and must be dealt with as they are experienced. The grieving person will heal and will one day be able to reach out for others.
For St. John Hospice families, bereavement support is provided for at least 13 months after the death of a loved one. In addition, our grief counseling, programs, and support groups are offered free of charge, not only to St. John Hospice families, but for all in the area who have lost a loved one due to death caused by illness.
St. John Hospice offers the following grief support services at no charge:
- Grief support groups meet regularly at 4720 S. Harvard Ave. Please call our office at 918-747-4428, for information regarding the date and time of the group. You are always welcome and may join the group at any point in your grief process.
- Fliers targeted to specific stages of grief. Call the office to have your name added to the mailing list.
- Individual counseling. Please call the Hospice office at 918-747-4428 to arrange a visit.