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Local program ensures no one grieves alone

Local program ensures no one grieves alone (WRSP)

People grieve about a lot of different tragedies, the loss of a parent, child, maybe even a big life change, but you don't have to do it alone.

A grief and loss support group in Springfield gives people a network of others who are in similar positions.

The group meets at the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation and goes through the five stages of grief.

The six-week course follows a curriculum and applies to all kinds of loss.

"So a support group like this is just another tool to support those in their grief process,” said grief and loss facilitator, Melanie Jesse.” By having this intervention, we can sometimes prevent complicated grief such as depression, such as the need for more clinical intervention from mental health professionals."

The program is free and open to the public, and it has served about 50 people over the past year.

To sign up, call 217-788-3333 or visit their website for more information.

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