Sadly, we’ve heard that two Jackson County teens have taken their own lives in separate incidences this past week. We have resources to help in the aftermath of such tragic losses. We also wish to share what we can about how teens grieve — whole schools have been affected. Our hearts go out to everyone involved.
Has it been two years or more since you lost your spouse or life partner?
If so, consider being part of WinterSpring’s new “Life After Loss” group, specially designed for those who have moved beyond the initial stages of grief but are still feeling the impact of their beloved’s absence in their everyday lives… This group offers a chance to connect with others who have also traveled some distance down the road of “the new normal.”
On Thursday, March 19, three WinterSpring volunteers will be telling their stories at The Hearth. The theme is Letting Go.
On Friday, March 20, WinterSpring invites people to share their own stories of Loss and Letting Go.
The Hearth — Letting Go: Thursday, March 19, 7-9, at the Temple Emek Shalom (1800 E. Main in Ashland). $5 donation goes to support Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice (who are WinterSpring supporters). Doors open at 6:30. http://thehearthcommunity.com/
Loss and Letting Go — hosted by WinterSpring: Friday, March 20, 7-8:30, at the Ashland Public Library, Guanajuato Room (410 Siskiyou Blvd). By donation. Call 541-552-0621 for more information
This month’s topic is coping with the holidays. Listen as Susanne and Julie discuss their experience and draw from WinterSpring resources for helping those who are grieving through this difficult time. Listen here!