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Grief support group to begin


Platte Valley residents undergoing periods of grief or depression can find comfort in a new grief support group set to begin in Saratoga.

The group, which is facilitated by Rev. Susan Dyer, begins meeting for a period of eight to 10 weeks, depending on the number of people who attend, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, at 106 W.Main in Saratoga (across from the post office). The group meets every Tuesday, and is free and open to people of all religious denominations who are going through any type of grieving period.

“The work of grieving can be overwhelming, and all of us will find ourselves face to face with this work at some time in our lives,” Dyer said. “Often you’ll find that anger, confusion or doubts that you have, or inabilities to move on with your life, can come from unresolved grief work.”

After noticing very few support groups of any kind throughout Carbon County, Dyer realized the need for a community group focused on helping those who are going through emotionally trying times. Resources and information from a variety of sources, including hospice, are also part of the grief support group program.

“I used to volunteer with hospice for a time ... and I know that after a significant loss, whether it’s a death, divorce or something else, it’s helpful to have a group that’s experiencing the same emotions, feelings and confusion that you are when you’re going through a significant grieving period,” Dyer said. “For many, the company and support of others who are experiencing the same emotions can be welcome and helpful. Maybe out of this group we’ll be able to grow other support groups.”

For information or to enroll in the grief support group, call Rev. Susan Dyer at 303-910-6699.


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