Grief Support

Welcome to (GBCI) Grief Support Ministry

The death of a loved one is perhaps the most difficult and emotionally intense event one can experience. As you struggle to accept the loss, it`s natural to find yourself consumed by powerful, complex and sometimes conflicting emotions such as pain, fear, sadness and even anger.

If you or someone you love is on their journey through the grief process, it is important to remember that there is an entire team and resources available at (GBCI). We have pamphlets, online support, books and different types of in-person support from which you can choose based on your needs.

First and foremost, please be patient and allow yourself time to grieve. Allow family and friends to provide support; they want to help. Bishop Toris T. Young has always maintained the "Grief Shared is Grief Diminished." Having those who care around can help lighten your burden.

Support in the form of individual grief counseling can also provide an environment where you feel secure in sharing your feelings and will allow you to continue to honor your loved one`s memory while helping yourself heal. You might also want to consider a support group, a safe place comprised of other person`s experiencing a loss. You can share your feelings with the group, if you are comfortable, or you can simply choose to sit and listen. Hearing the stories of other group participants can truly serve to normalize your feelings of grief and can be extremely helpful.

Always remember, you are not alone. There are others who understand and are ready to help, (GBCI) has a team of trained experience counselors available to help you during this time in your life. The grief resources available to you will vary by community. (GBCI) is here to help disaster survivors recognize that, in most cases, their emotional reactions are natural, normal, and to be expected. We help individuals to understand and recognize the wide range of reactions to trauma, such as numbness, frustration, confusion, anger, anxiety, sadness, and feelings of helplessness. We are here to assist survivors to reduce additional stress by organizing and prioritizing day-to-day and recovery-related tasks.

The grief experience impacts all aspects of the being of the individual. The manifestations listed are more intensified when there has been a sudden, unanticipated death. With the intensification, the period of time to process the reactions will often be longer. It is important to remember there is no timetable for processing. Grief reconciliation depends on many other factors confronting the individual in his/her life. People are not only grieving, they are also participating in life and those stressors will affect the journey of adaptation.

Call (GBCI) today and begin the healing process we have counselors available to you no matter where your located