Bereavement Support Groups

Sharp HospiceCare's Bereavement Department provides grief education, support and referral services throughout San Diego. Our staff of skilled mental health professionals specializes in bereavement and aims to increase community awareness about grieving. The following support groups are provided free of charge. Donations are graciously accepted.
  • Straight Talk About Grief and Loss
    Wednesdays, July 9 to September 3, 2014
    6 to 8 pm
  • NOTE: This group will start promptly at 6 pm. Doors will be closed at 6:15
  • Sharp HealthCare Corporate Office 
    8695 Spectrum Center Blvd. (room varies by date; check at Information Desk)
    San Diego, CA 92123
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    These eight weekly sessions focus on practical concerns of adults who are grieving the loss of a loved one who has died.  Ample time is provided for questions, discussion, and support in an atmosphere of privacy and respect. This is a drop-in group. No Registration, Fee or Screening required.
  • July  9 -  Rm 135                     Introduction to the Grief Process
  • July 16 - Rm 135                     Communicating with Family and Friends
  • July 23 - Rm 137                     Strategies for Coping with Grief
  • July 30  - NO GROUP               NO GROUP
  • August  6 - Rm 135                   Experiencing Anger in Grief
  • August 13 -Rm 135                   Guilt, Regret and Forgiveness
  • August 20 - Rm 135                  Differentiating Natural Grief and Depression
  • August 27 - Rm 137                  Use of Ceremony and Ritual to Promote Healing
  • September 3  - Rm 135              Who Am I Now?/ What Does Healing Look Like?

Widows' and Widowers' Group
Tuesdays, August 12 to September 30                                                                11:00am to 12:30pm                                                                                            Fletcher Parkway Medical Center (Room 340)
8881 Fletcher Parkway
La Mesa, CA 91942
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This eight-week group will address concerns of men and women who have lost their spouse. Participants will share their emotional challenges, receive support from others in similar life situations and learn coping skills.

Please note: A screening interview is required prior to participation in this group. Space is limited. Please register early. To register for this group please call voice mail 619-667-1821 by Friday, July 18, 2014. Please leave your name, phone number and the name of the group or seminar you're interested in attending. A staff member will return your call to confirm your request.

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For More Information
To register for a support group or seminar, call our voice mail at 619-667-1821. Please leave your name, phone number and the name of the group or seminar you're interested in attending. A staff member will return your call to confirm your request.

To learn more about Sharp HospiceCare, call 619-667-1900. To find a Sharp-affiliated physician, search for a San Diego doctor or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm. To find general information about hospice care, read the Home Care and Hospice News archive.