Free! Living with Grief: When Grief is Complicated

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Living with Grief: When Grief is Complicated

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Heritage Green Seventh-day Adventist Church 349 Isaac Brock Drive
Stoney Creek (Mountain) Ontario

About the Program:

While most individuals experiencing loss face grief, most grievers can cope with loss and subsequent grief in ways defined by their culture as appropriate and can fulfill, after brief and intermittent impairment, their social and workplace roles. However, research shows that between 10 and 20 percent of people who experience loss experience more disabling reactions, including Complicated Grief or other conditions such as PTSD, Major Depressive Disorder, Separation Anxiety Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, or substance abuse. Complicated Grief reactions may also be a factor in physical illness. This program looks at how to identify disabling grief reactions and when referrals to specially trained clinicians or professionals may be indicated and necessary.

Program Outline:

Part I: The Nature of Complicated Grief
Part II: Supporting Grievers Experiencing Complicated Grief Brief Intermission
Part III: Conclusion: Next Steps

Produced by: Hospice Foundation of America http://www.hospicefoundation.org Sponsored in part by: Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)
In-kind support by: The Association for Death Education and Counselling (ADEC)

LOCAL SPONSORS: The Dignity Memorial Funeral Homes

Cresmount Funeral Home “Fennell Chapel” Markey-Dermody Funeral Home
Marlatt Funeral Home (Hamilton)
Marlatt Funeral Home (Dundas)

Truscott, Brown & Dwyer Funeral Home
Together with: Heritage Green Seventh-day Adventist Church

This program is offered free of charge:
To reserve a place or for more information please call:

CRESMOUNT FUNERAL HOME “Fennell Chapel” Telephone: 905 387-2111 or julie.brooks@dignitymemorial.com

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