Where to Turn in Times of Tragedy

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Tragedy is never expected, nor is it ever timely or painless. In times of tragedy and loss, grief is often our innate response. We all mourn in our own ways and at our own pace, and it is vital to recognize and respect these differences to allow others to heal.

If you are experiencing any signs of grief, know there is support. You are not alone. Guidance is here and readily available, but if you would rather seek help outside of the school building, please consider going to one of the many organizations in the Twin Cities area that offer support groups for those who need a little extra help coping with the loss of a loved one.

Grief Support Groups and Helpline Fairbiew Youth Grief Services (http://www.fairview.org/About/OurCommunityCommitment)

Youth Grief Services is a free community service of Fairview Health Services, a nonprofit organization. Our work reflects Fairview’s mission to heal, discover, and educate for longer, healthier lives.

When: Every Thursday, October 6 through November 17, 6:30-7:30 pm

Where: 152 Cobblestone Lane, Burnsville 55337

GriefShare (http://www.atgrace.com/events/griefsharetm)

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

When: Thursdays, September 8 through December 15, 2016, 6:30-8:30 pm

Where: Grace Church at 9301 Eden Prairie Road, Eden Prairie, MN

Registration: $20, and contact Shelly at 952-224-3023

National Grief Recovery Helpline (800)-445-4808

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