Grief is a natural response when someone we love dies, but it is often one of the most stressful events we will ever experience. Those left behind can experience sadness, anger, anxiety, guilt, and despair. Finding your way through those painful emotions in the days, weeks, and months that follow a death can be difficult, but you don’t have to do it alone. Hospice of Chattanooga has trained bereavement counselors ready and willing to help you cope.
Hospice of Chattanooga’s grief counselors follow each hospice patient’s family for at least 13 months after the patient’s passing. If needed, these counselors are also available to work with families while the patient is still alive. Hospice of Chattanooga offers individual grief support, family counseling, as well as grief support groups. Our counselors are trained at the master’s degree level. Workplace education is available for those struggling on the job to cope with a recent or anticipated death. Our counselors also speak to community groups about issues related to death, dying, and grieving.
Hospice of Chattanooga’s grief support is available to everyone in our 18-county service area. Click here to download and print a flier that contains a listing of all support groups. Click here for a schedule of the Healing Hearts Grief Support for Families.You do not have to receive other hospice services to take part in our grief support programs. If you are grieving the death of someone close to you, call us at (423) 892-4289. Let us share how we can help.