WHO DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION SERVE?
The Bereavement Program at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center, part of the Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, provides support to bereaved family members and friends following the death of a Dana-Farber patient.
WHAT IS THEIR BIGGEST CHALLENGE?
Unfortunately, Western society isn't very good at dealing with grief. We tend to want a quick fix. But grief doesn't work in this way; there are no timetables or set rules to follow. If you are dealing with the death of a loved one, grief can be a very lonely and isolating experience.
HOW DO YOU HELP THEM?
Bereavement support comes in a variety of forms including:
- Information about grief and what to expect
- Seminars about dealing with grief
- Support groups
- Individual visits to review coping and discuss available options
- Memorial services
- Insight blog provides information and inspiration about about bereavement support
WHERE CAN WE FIND OUT MORE?
Music to Grieve toListening to sad music after losing a loved one, being diagnosed with a terminal illness, or finalizing a divorce might seem counterintuitive, but this somber sounding activity has been proven to help.
Nothing can prepare you for grief, nor is there a right or wrong way to deal with it, but sad music is an easily accessible and highly effective tool that can help you begin to heal.Learn How Sad Music Can Help You