Newsletter Stories

Gearing Up for Grief Support

The last 18+ months have been so full of change and loss – loss of normalcy, loss of peace of mind, loss of connection from those we love.  And perhaps you’ve heard the warnings that the next wave will be one of grief as we begin to process more fully all that...

Waves of Grief: A Reflection on Life, Loss, Healing & Hope

I will never forget sitting on an airplane in my early twenties, reading my newly discovered copy of Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet. His words bold in my memory, “Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes...

Making a Difference: Marlena Hamm

Making a Difference An Interview with Marlena Hamm How long have you been involved with Bridges’ Grief Support programs? I have been volunteering as a camp nurse at Shannon's Hope Camp since 2012. What is your day job or focus? I'm a hospice nurse at the...

Leading the Way: Chris Wells

Every organization has dedicated leaders, but Chris Wells takes it to a whole new level. Chris has been leading grief groups at Shannon's Hope Camp for nearly 30 years! "By giving young people the space to be sad, have fun, make friends, and be in the healing wonder of nature, we not only help them learn important lessons, we learn some, too."