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Las Vegas support group copes with loss

Stages of grief and how to survive
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Posted at 10:35 AM, Feb 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-15 13:35:47-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Four strangers met for the first time, to share their personal stories in search for healing after loss.

Barbara Tappan's daughter died of a heart attack.

Stephen Evans loss his wife and daughter and Margret McMillian was in mourning over the loss of her husband when she got the call that her nephew died by suicide.

Leah Jones lost her grandma and father around the same time.

It's in this support group where they began their journey to life after loss.

They were brought together by a social network called 'Meet Up".

It's organized by Compassion Care Hospice here in the valley.

During the sessions, It's also an opportunity for others to learn how to comfort those dealing with grief.

Groups like this are one of many healthy ways to deal with the pain.

Dealing with grief can be a long emotional process, there is no timetable.

For these four people they're taking the process day by day.

If you are grieving and want to join a grief support group, visit this website.