Posted 5:30 PM 5/16/2012 : Grief services extended to adults
TUCSON - Amber Jacoby's world turned upside down two years ago when her husband died, "you don't think you're going to survive one day," she said.
But she did with the help of a necklace.
Tu Nidito, a program that offers grief support services to children is now offering an activity designed to help kids and adults. Bead therapy helps take the grief from your head into your hands while coping with a loss.
"The beads are a way to chronicle your journey, to give you something tangible to kind of hold on to," Jacoby explained.
The necklaces feature a name, date, anything to represent the person loved then lost. The simple tools are helping hundreds of children overcome grief at Tu Nidito said Ciara Garcia, the assistant director, "when the kids come here they often feel very different. They feel like no one else knows what they're going through like no one else can understand what it was like to have their mom die."
One bead at a time represents a step-by-step process, "grief is a journey. It's not an incident. It's not something that occurs at one time."
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