Lincoln’s Tabitha offers free grief support groups

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Tabitha Health Care Services in Lincoln is ramping up its program that helps people develop healthier coping mechanisms.

Bereavement Coordinator Sydnie Smith says the free Winter Grief Series aims to grow the community out of adversity.

“I think it just gives people another perspective outside of their family, who’s also grieving,” she said.

Smith says many people feel heightened feelings of loss during the transition of holidays into the new year.

“They might feel kind of excited about the new year but guilty because they just lost somebody that they love,” she said. “I think during our grief groups, people can relate on how they might be experiencing that, to how they’re dealing with it.”

Tabitha is offering men’s and women’s support groups, along with ones that take place on Zoom.

Each group will be available to Lincoln residents, regardless of their relationship with Tabitha Hospice.

“I always say, worst case scenario you go and you don’t like it’s not for you, and you never go again,” Smith said. “Or you go and you find out that you really like it, you connect well with other people, you find grief support from other perspectives that other people give you.”

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