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"Friends in Grief" series continues


April 11, 2019

Caleb Vierkant / Wrangell Sentinel

Wrangell resident Heather Miethe shared a story she wrote in the 2015 edition of "Tidal Echoes" at the grief workshop last week. Mithe's story, "Revelations and Realizations," was about her experience as a young child when her father passed away. A large portion of the workshop was devoted to looking at how children experience grief and how people can support them.

SEARHC health educator and grief specialist Erin Matthes, of Sitka, visited Wrangell in January to host a workshop on the grieving process and how community members can support those who have experienced loss. The turnout for that workshop was very impressive, she said. Last week, at the AICS Clinic on Wood Street, she held a continuation of the "Friends in Grief" workshop. This workshop went into details about the myths surrounding grief, how to support friends and family who are grieving, and also covered the topic of how grief can affect children.

One of several myths around grief, Matt...

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