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News: Centegra offers suicide grief support services

Centegra Health System hosts ongoing grief support services for the friends and loved ones of suicide victims.

In partnership with McHenry County Crisis Services, the Survivors of Suicide Grief Support Group offers comfort to those struggling to find peace and acceptance after loosing a loved one to suicide.The group is facilitated by a professional from McHenry County Crisis Services and meets on the first Thursday of every month from 7 to 9 p.m. at Centegra Hospital-McHenry in the Women’s Health Center conference room.

The group also meets on the third Tuesday of every month from 7 to 9 p.m. at Centegra Health Center-Huntley in the second floor conference room.”This support group can be extremely helpful to someone struggling with loosing a loved one to suicide. Members share their feelings of guilt, rejection and anger. They learn that they are not alone and they will eventually find peace. It also gives them the opportunity to help others by sharing their own coping techniques,”  said Sheila Senn, Centegra Health System’s director of behavioral health.When the number of McHenry County residents who ended their lives by suicide doubled last year, Centegra Health System began working with many community agencies to offer education regarding suicide prevention as well as support for grieving loved ones.

The McHenry County Crisis program is administered and partially funded by Centegra Health System along with the mental health board, which serves as our first responders in such crisis situations. The crisis program offers 24-hour information, referral and crisis intervention and assessment services. For more information or to contact the McHenry County Crisis program, or call 800-892-8900.Centegra Health System is committed to meeting the healthcare needs of the residents of greater McHenry County and to making services available in multiple and convenient locations, including hospitals in McHenry and Woodstock, Immediate and Primary Care Centers, Centegra Sage Cancer Center, Health Bridge Fitness Centers and more.

As the region’s leading healthcare provider, Centegra Health System continues to bring the latest treatments and technology, along with the skills of nearly 4,000 medical professionals, to meet the needs of the growing McHenry County community. For more information on Centegra Health System search Centegra on Facebook, Twitter or call 877-CENTEGRA (877-236-8347).