Grief is a Wilderness That No One Should Navigate Alone

Let us be your grief companion.

Hello from the Interim Hospice Bereavement team. We are here to offer support, guide you or loved ones to local resources, and to create events and support groups that are tailored to the needs of all grievers in the Upstate.

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Grief and Bereavement Support

“In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.”  Albert Camus

In times of grief, the hope of an invincible summer within us can seem like a lost dream from years gone by –  a wisp of someone’s naïve imagination.  When we are losing or have lost someone for whom we deeply care, we feel as if we are left wondering in what Alan Wolfelt describes as “a wilderness – a vast, mountainous, inhospitable forest.”  We often feel confused and disorganized even on our best days – and sometimes in complete despair and emptiness on our worst. 

We may not know how we got here, much less how to get out.  The traditional word for grief, “be-reaved” actually means “to be torn apart.”  And that is exactly how we feel.  We feel that a part of our own souls has been “torn apart” from us – and we are left bleeding with emotional wounds from which we sometimes wonder if we will ever fully heal.

Companioning Approach to Grief Support

Support That Makes a Difference

Grief Support Groups

You're not alone in this wilderness of grief.

Resource Connections

Learn about local grief resources

“I thought I could describe a state; make a map of sorrow. Sorrow, hoever, turns out to be not a state but a process.”

― C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

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