The Union County Board of Commissioners invites residents to join an interactive online discussion of grief and loss as experienced by women, titled Grief and Loss. The program will be held on Zoom on Tuesday, April 15, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Grief and Loss is presented by the Board of Commissioners through the Union County Office on Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse in the Department of Human Services, and the Office on Women in the Department of Economic Development.

“This program provides women in Union County with a forum to share their insights, and learn about resources for coping with grief and loss during these unprecedented times,” said Board of Commissioners Chairman Alexander Mirabella.

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Grief and Loss will feature Monica Indart, Psy.D, Consultant, Disaster and Terrorism Branch, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Associate Clinical/Teaching Professor, Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology.

The focus will be on defining grief and loss, and providing information about the psychological and emotional impact that loss has on women during this time. 

Additionally, the event will provide participants with an opportunity to engage with each other, the presenter and local health and human service providers.

Links to resources and services to help will be provided. Attendees should be prepared to ask questions.

To pre-register and receive the Zoom link, visit https://bit.ly/2PyQasE.

For more information on Coping with Grief and Loss contact, Jennifer Erdos, Union County Office on Women at jerdos@ucnj.org.

For more information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including the Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University, the Mobile Test Unit walk-up sites, vaccination information, emergency food distribution and other support services, visit ucnj.org/covid19. General information about COVID-19 is available through the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.

For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

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