Coping with your emotions following the loss of a loved one can be extremely overwhelming. Grief is a feeling that is completely normal, but oftentimes is difficult to understand and hard to deal with. Connecting with others and sharing common experiences and emotions can help you make sense of what you are feeling. Grief is a complicated emotion, knowing more about it can make all the difference as you go through the grief process.
Gilda’s Club Westchester offers a monthly drop-in program: “Grief in Common” for those who have lost a loved one to cancer. On the first Thursday of every month, members will join in a safe space to connect and engage with one another. This will allow time for open conversation, as well as discussion of topics related to grief, loss, and next steps.
Here are four things you need to know to help you cope with grief:
For more information on programs at Gilda’s Club Westchester for those living with loss or to sign up for a support group or activity, please call 914.644.8844.