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Ten Tips for Coping with Grief and Loss During the Holidays
Date:11/20/2008

ough to say no, and be realistic enough to cancel plans when

you change your mind.

9. Ask for help

Ask for and accept offers of concrete assistance with holiday

chores like decorating, shopping, cooking or cleaning. Look for

ways to involve other people in your holiday planning.

10.Speak to someone outside the family,

Organizations like the Center for Grief Care and Education at San Diego Hospice are ready to be of assistance: (619) 278-6480 or griefinfo@sdhospice.org.

WHY:

The holidays, normally a festive time, can be filled with anxiety and feelings of despair for those who are grieving a loss of a loved one. In addition to bereavement support groups, newsletters and counseling offered, the organization is hosting the free "Coping with the Holidays" Workshop on Saturday, Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon. The workshop offers practical ideas and coping strategies for those grieving the loss of a loved one during the holiday season. Call 619-278-6480 for more info.

WHO:

Clinicians on staff are available for interviews regarding this topic. Contact: Melissa DelaCalzada, 619-278-6139 or mdelacalzada@sdhospice.org to schedule an interview.

About San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine

San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine (www.sdhospice.org), a leader in the relief of suffering, is one of the 10 largest community-owned, not-for-profit hospices in the c
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