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Grief Support

EveryStep Grief & Loss has a variety of grief support opportunities provided at no cost for anyone in the community.

EveryStep Grief & Loss' bereavement counselors are available to meet with families or visit by phone throughout the first year following a patient's death. The counselor can provide families with information or simply lend a friendly ear. EveryStep Grief & Loss also offers support groups, educational programs and literature to families, friends and the community. 

Life after the loss of a loved one is a difficult time of adjustment. At EveryStep we are honored to listen to your story and walk with you during your time of sorrow.

Following are some common emotional reactions to grief. All feelings are normal. Talk to an EveryStep bereavement counselor or staff member to learn more.

  • Sadness
  • Shock and numbness
  • Anger 
  • Frustration
  • Denial
  • Guilt
  • Emotional distancing
  • Lack of interest
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Anxiety or feelings of panic
  • Lack of confidence


September 28, 2018 Death is Not Something to Be Feared

Sixty-eight percent of people in the United States admit they have a fear of death. Whether that be a fear of their own death or the death of their closest friends and family, people are scared of what could be the ultimate end.

September 13, 2018 Handling Grief and Loss: Allissa Johnson, Amanda the Panda Volunteer

Allissa Johnson used to be terrified of death. Now she leads discussions on that taboo topic with groups of kids who have just experienced significant losses.

August 29, 2018 Taking on New Challenges: From Social Worker to Bereavement Counselor

As a social worker with more than 20 years of experience on her resume, Denise Nahnsen was looking for a new challenge when she accepted a position as a bereavement counselor at EveryStep.