Connellsville Counseling, Connellsville Catholic Churches Partner to Provide Grief Support
For Those Who Have Experienced Loss Due to Addiction
Connellsville Counseling & Psychological Services in partnership with the Roman Catholic Community of Connellsville is forming a support group to provide comfort, support, education and intervention to those individuals who have experienced a loss of a family member or loved one due to addiction.
"We are providing a treatment team of licensed mental health clinicians to help both children and adults,” said Roxane Mongelluzzo, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Owner of Connellsville Counseling. The two groups will meet separately with the counselors. All children attending must be accompanied by an adult.
The group will meet monthly on the first Tuesday of every month, 6:00-8:00 p.m., at the St. John the Evangelist Church, 908 W. Crawford Ave., Connellsville. The first session will be held on Oct. 3.
“We started this group to support the efforts by the Greensburg Diocese to provide for those suffering
from addiction. It will be an ongoing and open to everyone. Our goal is to create a safe environment for members to discuss and express their feelings of loss and the disease of addiction. This grief support will be in addition to our Nar-Anon group, which meets every Wednesday at St. John's from 7-8:30 p.m. and provides support and hope for relatives and friends of addicts,” said Mary Sampey, Director of Evangelization, Roman Catholic Community of Connellsville.
In addition, organizers want to help members of the group develop skills for coping with emotions and grief in a healthy manner and teach them to learn to live without the loved one.
Group membership is free of charge.
For further information or questions, please
contact Mary Sampey at 724.628.6840.
A public Facebook event has also been created....
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