Grief counseling, News

Join us for our next session, safely

After canceling Sad Isn’t Bad’s recent sessions due to COVID-19 concerns, we’re looking forward to meeting again in person — with the health and safety of everyone in mind.

We are here for you as you grieve, whether you’ve lost someone to COVID-19 or other causes of death. Our host site, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, has reopened to some indoor activities with new policies in place.

Our goal continues to be minimizing the risk of spreading the coronavirus as much as possible when we gather. Therefore, whenever we are together, the church strongly encourages everyone to:

  • wear a face mask
  • maintain 6-10 feet of distance between yourself and others who are not part of your household
  • wash your hands regularly
  • isolate the virus by staying home —
    ✓ when you don’t feel well,
    ✓ if you’ve been exposed to the virus, or
    ✓ if you are more vulnerable due to age or underlying health issues.

For now, we are not serving food and beverages, and the nursery is not staffed for child care.

What hasn’t changed: Sad Isn’t Bad is a non-denominational community program open to all school-age children (K-12) and their parents or caregivers. We still offer FREE, four-week sessions in which professional counselors and social workers lead separate groups for children and adults.

We’re all in this together, and we will work through grief together. Sad Isn’t Bad is for the whole family to:

  • help children identify and express their feelings in a healthy way;
  • foster open family communications;
  • provide tools to help individuals continue on their grief journey.

Mark your calendar for the next session dates:

Fall 2020 CANCELED

Winter 2021 Saturdays, Jan. 23, Jan. 30, Feb. 6 and Feb. 13

Spring 2021 Tuesdays, April 6, 13, 20 and 27

Register now.

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