Support Group November 6th

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CompassionCare Hospice will be holding a support group for those affected by the Las Vegas tragedy.

Monday, November 6th at 2 p.m. hosted at Davis Funeral Home: 1401 S. Rainbow Blvd.

Why attend a support Group?

Validation: This particular tragedy has affected so many people in many different ways-physically, emotionally, and spiritually. One needs a place to recognize that these reactions are part of the healing journey and by sharing how one feels, the anxiety and depression can be lessened while the ability to enjoy life again expands. Being with other affected people can reaffirm that one is not “going crazy”. While every experience is unique, through support groups one can bask in the support of others who have been affected.

Define our feelings: Often tragedy brings on new and unique feelings, feelings that have not been experienced previously. Many times hearing another group participant share their feelings helps define what you are feeling. When that feeling has been defined, It’s easier to cope with or manage. Often, just hearing and knowing that someone else has those same feelings gives a sense of relief.

Suggestions for coping: There is no single solution to dealing with loss and tragedy but members of support groups can offer a range of alternatives. By listening to stories of how others are coping, one may find a solution that would work for them.

Support groups offer two other things: they provide hope by providing models that reaffirm that one can survive loss; and participating in a support group can also help the participant find a new perspective, empathy, new understandings, and renewed strength/resilience.

This group is open to the victims, first responders, families or anyone affected or saddened by the recent tragedy in Las Vegas. Support Groups are facilitated by CompassionCare Hospice. Please contact either Kellie or James at 702-636-0200 if you have any questions.