Healing Memories Support Group

If you have lost a loved one you might have moments when grief can seem overwhelming, this is very normal. Sadness, lack of sleep or racing thoughts are a few common experiences during grief.  You may want to have some extra support when times do get tough, this is when a grief support group can help.

Our Co-Facilitators

Meetings are led by trained professionals and are open to the public. These sessions are free of charge and open to the public. 

2016 Healing Memories Bereavement Support Group

*January 7, 2016 “Is This Normal?”
January 21, 2016 “Challenges of Grief”
February 4, 2016 “The Journey of Grief 1”
February 18, 2016 “The Journey of Grief 2”
March 3, 2016 “Grief and Your Relationships”
March 17, 2016 “Why?”
*April 7, 2016 “Is This Normal?”
April 21, 2016 “Challenges of Grief”
May 5, 2016 “The Journey of Grief 1”
May 19, 2016 “The Journey of Grief 2”
June 2, 2016 “Grief and Your Relationships”
June 16, 2016 “Why?”
*July 7, 2016 “Is This Normal?”
July 21, 2016 “Challenges of Grief”
August 4, 2016 “The Journey of Grief 1”
August 18, 2016 “The Journey of Grief 2”
September 1, 2016 “Grief and Your Relationships”
September 15, 2016 “Why?”
*October 6, 2016 “Is This Normal?”
October 20, 2016 “Challenges of Grief”
November 3, 2016 “The Journey of Grief 1”
November 17, 2016 “The Journey of Grief 2”
December 1, 2016 “Grief and Your Relationships”
December 15, 2016 “Why”

* Start of a new session

Throughout the sessions offered you will learn that your grief indeed is normal. There will be some challenges you bring into your grief and challenges that will pop up during the healing process.

Healing Memories Library — our book resources may assist the bereaved with a variety of grief and related topics, including healing for the grieving hearts of family and friends and also the unique grief of people who have faced trauma, divorce, and the difficulties of holidays. We have books that will bring encouragement, spiritual counsel and direction, assistance and perspective to caregivers. The library is open to the general public.

If you have questions, or would like to RSVP for the class, please call or email one of our co-facilitators:

Joshua Andrews, MA, LPCC, Pastoral/Bereavement Counselor

419-394-3387, Ext. 4035


Connie Torsell LSW, Social Services/Care Management

419-394-3387, Ext. 1803



Grand Lake Health System
200 St. Clair Street, St. Marys,
Ohio 45885-2400
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