The 24th annual Good Grief Day hosted by Hospice of Texarkana is coming up on Friday, June 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Landmark Pentecostal Church Event Center 1601 Mall Drive.

Good Grief Day is a grief camp for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one whether it be from death, incarceration, or deployment of a loved one, or maybe their parents have divorced, or they have moved from familiar surroundings and seek ways to accept painful feelings while gaining a new sense of normal.

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Good Grief Day is for children ages 7 – 15, during the free grief day camp, bereavement counseling professionals will utilize art, music, play, and grief curriculum to assist children in identifying their unspoken feelings and processing their grief. A free lunch is provided by Lost Pizza Company and there will be a very special balloon release.

“Our goal with these age-appropriate activities is to provide a safe and creative outlet for the grieving children to express their painful feelings.

We strive for Good Grief Day to encourage a sense of empowerment and resilience as grieving children navigate through their loss,” said Amy Mohon, LCSW, Director of Psychosocial Services at Hospice of Texarkana.

McAnally also notes, “We know that Good Grief Day has created a sense of community among the participants in previous years, allowing them to connect with others going through similar experiences. They see that they are not the only child who is grieving.”

A free lunch is provided by Lost Pizza Company and there will be a very special balloon release.

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Please RSVP to reserve a spot for your child today, and parents are also welcome to attend to learn to process their feelings.  If you or a loved one are interested in attending Good Grief Day or learning more about any of Hospice of Texarkana’s additional free grief support groups, you should contact their office at 903-794-4263.

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