SPOONER -- Often parents who are grieving the death of a child struggle with feeling alone. In a rural area, it can be hard to find the kind of support a group offers. Join Bereavement Specialist, Georgiann Kuberra, as she helps navigate the painful process of grief during “Giving Voice to the Unspeakable: Grieving the Death of a Child” at Spooner Health on June 21 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Local therapist, Karen Kaufman, has been referring grieving clients to the Grief Support Center at Essentia Health in Duluth for many years. “They are the premier grief support center in the region; but it’s too far away for many of my clients.” Kaufman, a certified grief support specialist at Aurora Community Services, had been noticing that most grief support groups in the area were geared towards those who have lost a spouse. She began looking for ways to meet the needs of other grieving populations.

“I met with some key people in the community to identify needs. We generated a list of topics that might be addressed in a series of talks.” Kaufman then looked for help from other local groups including Regional Hospice, the ADRC, Spooner Health and a county social worker who were all interested in the project. From that, a project series called GriefTalks developed. There will be five talks over two years addressing specific grief-related subjects that are not often discussed in our area. “Giving Voice to the Unspeakable: Grieving the Death of a Child” is the first talk in the GriefTalk series.

Please call 715-939-1736 with any questions. No registration is required for this event. Visit www.SpoonerHealth.com for more information.

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