12 Jun 2018

How seven widowed fathers helped each other through grief

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:12 pm on 12 June 2018
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In the worst moment of their lives, seven men found themselves alone and afraid. Their wives had died of cancer and they  were raising children as single parents and negotiating the complicated path of grief.  They didn't think of themselves as "support group" kind of guys until two doctors stepped in and organised monthly meetings.

United by tragedy, the widowers leaned on and learned from each other. 

Doctors Justin Yopp and Don Rosenstein share their stories in The Group: Seven Widowed Fathers Reimagine Life

Here are some resources for anyone in a similar situation here in New Zealand

https://skylight.org.nz/Bereavement+Support

http://www.wsd.org.nz/

or try your local Cancer Society office.

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