Grief & Healing

Grief and Loss Support Group

Gilbert Memorial Park Cemetery & Funeral Home and Arizona Care Hospice invite family and community members to a journey of healing. Join us on the third Tuesday of each month.
Location: Gilbert Memorial Park, 2100 East Queen Creek Road, Gilbert AZ
Date and Time: 3rd Tuesday of Each Month from 4 – 5 PM
See below for a list of 2023 dates:
  • Tuesday, January 17
  • Tuesday, February 21
  • Tuesday, March 21
  • Tuesday, April 18
  • Tuesday, May 16
  • Tuesday, June 20
  • Tuesday, July 18
  • Tuesday, August 15
  • Tuesday, September 19
  • Tuesday, October 17
  • Tuesday, November 21
  • Tuesday, December 19
For more information, contact Arizona Care Hospice at 480-588-8200.

Helping Yourself Heal When Someone Dies

You are now faced with the difficult, but important, need to mourn. Mourning is the open expression of your thoughts and feelings regarding the death and the person who has died. It is an essential part of healing. You are beginning a journey that is often frightening, painful, overwhelming, and sometimes lonely. This article provides practical suggestions to help you move toward healing in your personal grief experience.

Reaching Out For Help When You Are Grieving

Perhaps the most compassionate thing you can do for yourself at this difficult time is to reach out for help from others. Think of it this way: grieving may be the hardest work you have ever done. And hard work is less burdensome when others lend a hand. Life’s greatest challenges—getting through school, raising children, pursuing a career—are in many ways team efforts. So it should be with mourning.

The Mourner’s Six “Reconciliation Needs"

There are six “yield signs” you are likely to encounter on your journey through grief—what I call the “reconciliation needs of mourning.” For while your grief journey will be an intensely personal, unique experience, all mourners must yield to this set of basic human needs if they are to heal.

The Mourner’s Bill of Rights

Though you should reach out to others as you do the work of mourning, you should not feel obligated to accept the unhelpful responses you may receive from some people. You are the one who is grieving, and as such, you have certain “rights” no one should try to take away from you.