Support Connection, Inc. announces a free program: It’s Okay to Grieve, Let’s Talk: An Open Discussion for Men Living With Loss. It will held via ZOOM video conference on Tues., April 12, from 7 - 8 pm NY time.
Open to men nationwide who have lost a spouse or partner to breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer, regardless of how much time has gone by. To learn more or to register, call Support Connection at 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290 by 5 pm (NY time) on Monday, April 11.
It is never possible to prepare yourself for the loss of a spouse or partner. Learning how to cope with the grief and the impact on your life is hard to do alone. Speaking with others who’ve also been through it is an excellent way to learn and feel less alone.
A facilitator who has also lost his spouse to breast cancer will lead the discussion, including following topics: There is no one way to grieve - no right way, and no wrong way; Understanding the challenges and uncertainties that accompany loss; Dealing with unexpected “trigger points” and reminders; Coping with loneliness, holidays; Giving yourself permission to move forward.
The open discussion format provides a safe and supportive venue to talk with others coping with similar challenges. Share concerns, experiences and information with others who’ve been there too.
SUPPORT CONNECTION, INC. is a 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit organization that provides free, confidential support services and programs to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer. Founded in 1996, Support Connection is based in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., but through our toll-free hotline and website we serve people throughout the country. Services include: One-on-one peer counseling and support groups, offering women the opportunity to connect with other cancer survivors; Ongoing wellness classes; Holistic health workshops; Educational programs; Information and referral services; A toll-free cancer information and support hotline (800-532-4290.)