Grief is the natural emotional response to loss. It can be caused by a variety of events, including the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship, the loss of a job or the impact of a serious illness.
Grief can also be caused by major life changes, such as moving to a new city or retiring. People who are grieving may feel sadness, anger, guilt, loneliness and confusion. They may also experience physical symptoms, such as fatigue, changes in appetite and difficulty sleeping.
Adventist Health Tillamook offers in-person adult grief groups for people experiencing any kind of loss. Pam Strachan, Adventist Health board-certified chaplain and bereavement specialist, facilitates the groups.
Adventist Health also offers an online grief support program called Beyond Loss that is available to anyone in need. Beyond Loss creates safe spaces to process grief within community. Small groups meet online every week, year round. Participants join as needed.
Learn more about the in-person program at Adventist Health Tillamook by calling 503-815-2411. To get more information about the online Beyond Loss program, visit AdventistHealth.org/BeyondLoss or call 818-409-8008.