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, April 16 to June 4, 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.
  • April 16 - Rm 135                     Introduction to the Grief Process
  • April 23 - Rm 182                     Strategies for Coping with Grief
  • April 30 - Rm 135                     Communicating with Family and Friends
  • May 7   - Rm 135                      Experiencing Anger in Grief
  • May 14 - Rm 135                      Guilt, Regret and Forgiveness
  • May 21 - Rm 135                      Differentiating Natural Grief and Depression
  • May 28 - Rm 182                      Use of Ceremony and Ritual to Promote Healing
  • June 4   - Rm 137                    Who Am I Now?/ What Does Healing Look Like?

Widows' and Widowers' Group
Tuesdays, May 13 to July 1st   11:00a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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 Tuesday, April 22 , 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.

Remembering Our Parents ~ Thursday, May 1, 2014

Grossmont Healthcare District (Conference Room) 9001 Wakarusa Street, La Mesa CA 91942

  • Learn about the unique aspects of parent loss, identify strategies to assist in coping with grief, and discover a sense of hope as Mother's Day and Father's Day approach. Reservation required please call 1(800)82-SHARP or register at by Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

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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.