Grief is a normal part of the emotional process of illness and loss. Whether it's a spouse, family member, other loved one or yourself, the most important thing to remember is that you're not alone in the grieving process. Community Health Network has a number of options for coping with the grief that comes with illness or death so you can get the help that's right for you and your family.
Breast care services
Breast health navigators
Breast health navigators are available to answer questions concerning breast health, provide education and support, coordinate care as needed, and prepare breast cancer patients for survivorship. Navigators provide continuity for patients and their families throughout their healthcare experience during what can be a very stressful time in a woman’s life. Learn more about breast health navigators >>
Breast cancer support groups
These groups, located in north and south Indianapolis, welcome all women who are currently facing or have faced challenges in life due to a breast cancer diagnosis. Our goal is to provide an environment that offers both educational and emotional support. Please feel free to bring friends and family members for additional support. Breast cancer support group information >>
Cancer care services
The Community Regional Cancer Care Center Symptom Management Group helps treat the emotional and physical challenges of cancer and chronic disease. Cancer care support groups also offer support for patients and families.
Community Home Health Services
Hospice care patients and their families often must deal with feelings of grief during a long illness and the process of home care. Community Home Health Services In-Touch programs offer six-week long and monthly grief support groups open to the public. The groups are open to any adult and are available to offer support, initial grief counseling and connections to
further community resources. Camp Erin Indianapolis for children and teens offers bereavement support during a week-long summer camp.
Life’s Journey: Choices in Care is a support-based program intended for people facing complex symptoms, pain, psychological and spiritual issues. By partnering with your doctors and health care team, the Life’s Journey program can do many things, including support you in managing your spiritual and social needs and provide comfort for you and your family as you journey through life with your chronic disease. Learn more about Life's Journey >>
One way to help yourself feel less alone in your grief is to share your experiences and insights with others. Our online grief discussion board can help provide the means to talk about your thoughts and feelings, and read the comments of others in an informal group setting. It's available online 24 hours a day. *(Please become a myCommunity member for access.) Grief discussion board >>
Open Arms: pregnancy loss support
Grief from the loss of a pregnancy or death of a newborn is often hard for family and friends to understand, especially grieving that continues for several months. Open Arms extends support to families who experience a pregnancy or newborn loss. This free program offers many different services to help families grieve in a way that meets their specific needs. Learn more about Open Arms >>
Pastoral and spiritual care services
Pastoral care services are provided without violating an individual's religious and faith traditions. Chaplains serve by assisting patients in mobilizing their personal, spiritual resources and religious faith to progress towards health. They help to provide pastoral care, counseling and sacraments. They also assist with ethical concerns and advance directives. Chaplains are available at all Community hospitals.
- Community Home Health Hospice: 317-562-2914
- Community Hospital East: 317-355-5654
- Community Hospital North: 317-621-5282 | Learn more >>
- Community Hospital South: 317-887-7169
- The Indiana Heart Hospital: 317-621-8080