The death of a loved one can be a very isolating and stressful event in a person’s life. While there is no right or wrong way to grieve, it is something people don’t have to do alone.
In addition to the many local resources available to people who are coping with loss — Behavioral Health, Chaplains or Military Family Life Counselors –there will soon be another avenue of support for those who have lost a loved one.
Bereavement support groups give people a place to talk about the feelings and experiences that occur after the death of a loved one. These support groups can help individuals connect and learn from the experiences of others who are able to identify with the emotions of grief.
Beginning in February, the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Religious Services Office will sponsor two types of grief support groups that will meet for eight sessions each. The groups will alternate Tuesday’s and meet at the Volunteer Hub on Hainerberg at Texasstrasse, Bldg. 7780, Stairwell 57, Apt 4, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
The first group will be specifically for those who are Survivors of Family Suicide (SOFS) and will meet every other Tuesday from Feb. 7 through May 16. The second group is open to anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one and will run from Feb. 14 to May 23. If you have questions or would like further information, please contact the Family Life Center.