Primary Children's Hospital Bereavement Program offers grief support to families after the death of a child. Program options include phone outreach, grief groups for parents and siblings, personal counseling, resource referral, mailing, holiday outreach and our annual Memorial Tribute. As you and your family journey through grief, Primary Children's Hospital Bereavement Program will be a supportive partner. We care and and are available to support you. Please feel free to call us at (801) 662-3778 or email us at any time to talk about your grief.
Grief is experienced through feelings, emotions and physical responses. Sadness, yearning, tearfulness, anger, relief, guilt, confusion, denial and exhaustion - all of these responses are natural and necessary. They may occur at any time through the course of grieving the death of your child.
Mourning is how you respond to your grief. It's crying, talking, dreaming, visiting the grave and any other activity that allows you to share your sorrow. Mourning is hard work. It can be physically demanding. Adding activities to care for yourself as your mourn can help along the path of learning to live with this "new normal" of life without your precious child.
As you and your family journey through grief, Primary Children's Hospital Bereavement Program will be a supportive partner. We will send mailings and make occasional personal contact by phone throughout the year following the death of your child. We care and we are available to support you. Each mailing will offer thoughts, tips and suggestions about ways you might weave the sorrow of the death of your child into your life story as a grieving parent and family. We offer our heartfelt condolences and assurances that we will be present to support you in your sorrow.
We offer support groups twice a year for parents and school-age children. The groups run for several weeks and are held at Primary Children’s Hospital at the Ronald McDonald House in Salt Lake City. There is no charge to participate in the groups. Call or email us to register or get more information.
Wednesdays, from October 3 to November 14
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
St. James Episcopal Church
7486 South Union Park Blvd., Midvale, UT, 84047
*Group will not be held on October 31