“To grieve means we have a sad response to loss that happens inside of us, but to mourn means the sad expression of loss is shared with those we trust to love and support us.”
– Dr. Alan Wolfelt
The Amity Bereavement program exists to help people learn how to mourn. Bereavement literally means “to be torn a-part.” The term is often used to describe the period of time after a loved one dies. Amity strongly values and is required (by Medicare and the Conditions of Participation) to provide grief support to families at least a year after their loved one dies on our service.
Individual Counseling Services: One-on-One counseling with Bereaved to help with identifying unique grief needs and ways to emotionally cope with needs like depression, loneliness, anxiety, and shame.
Grief Support Group Services: Participate in group sharing with fellow mourners to discover ways to emotionally cope with identified grief needs as you normalize and validate your own grief experience.
Phone Calls: A time to reconnect with Bereaved and assess how we can help them.
Emailing: Quarterly newsletter providing education and invitation to grieve with us.