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COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups

COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups

People are unable to grieve the loss of loved ones in ways they are used to. No wakes for Christians. No shivas for Jews. No three-day mourning periods for Muslims.

That’s why the Association for Mental Health and Wellness and the Mental Health Association of Nassau County are now offering online bereavement support groups designed to provide comfort, support, and “grief tools” to those who have lost loved ones to the COVID-19 virus.

There is no cost to join. Pre-registration is required and limited to 12 participants per group on a first-come basis.

Grieving Adults Support Groups
For people who have lost a loved one to Coronavirus and can not grieve in person with their loved ones. The groups will bring together others who are struggling to come to terms with the loss, to create a sense of closure, and to grieve in community.
Wednesdays, 12:30pm-1:30pm. May 20, May 27, June 3, June 10.  REGISTER
Wednesdays, 7:00pm-8:00pm. May 20, May 27, June 3, June 10.  REGISTER

Veterans Bereavement Support Group 
For Veterans and their families who have lost someone to Coronavirus and can not grieve in person with their loved ones. This group will deal with issues specific to the Veterans community.
Tuesdays, 3:45pm-4:45pm. May 19, May 26, June 2, and June 9.  REGISTER

Peer Bereavement Support Group
For individuals experiencing a mental health condition who have lost a loved one to Coronavirus. Participants have a safe and supportive space to share their stories with others who can truly relate to their pain and experiences.
Thursdays, 1:00pm-2:00pm. May 21, May 28, June 4, and June 11.  REGISTER

Creative Arts Bereavement Support Group
The making of art can serve as a safe outlet for the expression of thoughts and emotions relating to death and loss. By expressing these feelings in a symbolic manner, mourners can nurture their sense of control, organization, and containment. Participants may use such art supplies as copy paper, colored pencils, markers, crayons, scissors, and glue.
Thursdays, 7:00pm-8:30pm. May 21, May 28, June 4, June 11, June 18, and June 25.  REGISTER

Questions? Call Alexis Rodgers at 631-471-7242 x1315 or arodgers@mhaw.org.

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