The Faculty and Staff Counseling and Consultation Office is offering an ongoing confidential support group for anyone experiencing the death of a spouse or partner.

This group will address various topics that may include loneliness, parenting, social isolation, the new role or identity as a widow or widower. The intent of the group will be driven by topics that are important to the participants.

This offering emphasizes group discussion of participants as well as educational components. No one will be required to speak, but doing so often helps the grieving process.

The group facilitators have many years of grief-support experience and have conducted educational presentations on grief and loss over the past 10 years.

There is no charge for faculty or staff but pre-registration is required. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch. The group meets from noon-1:15 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month beginning Oct. 3 at University Psychological Clinic, 500 E. Washington, Suite 100.

To register, contact Tina Weymouth at cmwey@umich.edu or Joanne Bernard at jmrbernar@umich.edu; call 734-936-8660 or email fascco@umich.edu.

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