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When you’re affected by a loss, lean on Essentia Health for support, resources, understanding, and hope.
Reach out to the specialists at Essentia when you need help coping with the changes brought on by loss. Find help and support at any point in your journey.
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Take advantage of our collection of online grief and bereavement resources wherever you are, whenever you need them. Or keep reading to learn about in-person grief support services near you.
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(DESCRIPTION)The Essentia Health logo appears, consisting of three leaves in a circle. Gina Dixon, L-P, Grief Support Services
(SPEECH)GINA DIXON: I think the best thing people can do if they know someone who is grieving is show up. You know, we can feel so inadequate not knowing what to say or do, and grief can be such a lonely experience that showing up and listening, using the name of the person who died, allowing them the opportunity to tell stories-- whether the grief is fresh or happened many years ago, that can make such a difference in the grieving person not feeling so alone. And you know, if the grief is fresh, just helping out in practical ways. Shoveling their driveway or offering to help run errands can make a difference with-- you know, the grieving person may be feeling really exhausted, and so those small things can make a difference over time.
Trust the Grief Support professionals at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, Minnesota for a wide range of programs and services, including:
To get education materials and referrals to qualified grief support professionals in the Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin area, call Grief Support at 218-786-4402.
To get educational materials and referrals to qualified grief support professionals in the Brainerd Lakes Area, call Grief Support at 218-828-7442. Connect with others coping with loss by attending a free grief support group at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd, Minnesota. Grief groups meet weekly for seven weeks, three times a year.
Ask your primary care provider or our spiritual care team to help you connect with resources in or near your community. Or, learn about grief support services at Hospice of the Red River Valley in Fargo, North Dakota.
Help your school, organization, or community group learn how to recognize and respond to grief, loss, and trauma. Learn about our speaking, training, and consulting services.
To make an appointment for Grief Support Services call 218-786-1255.