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Grief expert to speak on “Grieving the Traumatic Death of a Loved One”

Psychologist Linda Lehmann will be the featured speaker at a bereavement informational meeting on Thursday, September 17, 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Northfield Hospital Conference Center.

Lehmann’s presentation, “Grieving the Traumatic Death of a Loved One,” is a prelude to an optional eight-week grief support group offered by Northfield Hospice. Both events are free and open to the public.

The eight-week bereavement group will be facilitated by a Northfield Hospice social worker. It will begin on Thursday, Sept. 24, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Northfield Hospital (Meeting Room A) and will meet every Thursday through November 12. The group is open to the public; participants do not need to have a family member in the Hospice Program to join the group. Pre-registration is required.  To register, please contact Katie Jacobi at (507) 646-1037 or  jacobik@northfieldhospital.org.

For healthcare professionals, 1.5 free CEU credits will be available for the September 17 presentation. Participants can register that evening for their credits.

Grief and Loss Support Group

Thursdays, Sept. 24 – Nov. 12, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Northfield Hospital (Meeting Room A)

To register: Katie Jacobi, (507) 646-1037 or  jacobik@northfieldhospital.org

Lehmann is a licensed psychologist who has counseled on grief and loss for over 20 years in various roles, including Bereavement Coordinator of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. She is currently on staff at Lakeville Behavioral Health, where she provides counseling for adults, families, and couples.

Lehmann has been a professional trainer, speaker, and coordinator of numerous grief support programs for adults, children and teens since 1987. She also hs served as a consultant to hospices, schools, businesses and social service agencies on issues related to grief, traumatic death, chronic illness, and end of life.

Lehmann brings her personal experience to her work as she offers a practical, compassionate approach to individuals and families who are grieving the significant losses in their lives.

The presentation is sponsored by Northfield Hospice and the Northfield Grief Support Coalition. Northfield Hospice is a service of Northfield Hospital & Clinics.