The Supportive and Palliative Care program at University of Missouri Health Care provides emotional support to anyone who is coping with a serious or chronic illness, or the loss of a loved one.

Our team of trained doctors and staff can offer support to those who may be grieving for a variety of reasons. Supportive and palliative care might also include caregivers, as they can grieve throughout the disease process. We want to offer support to you as you grieve loss and adjust to the changes in your life. Services are available for any patient or caregiver of MU Health Care. Below please find some written material for your review on common topics.

Common responses to loss: People experience a wide range of emotions when someone they loved has passed away. Learn more about what you or someone you know might be experiencing.

First-aid for difficult emotions: Handling difficult emotions related to grief can increase stress and anxiety. Try these tips to help your healing begin.

A wholistic approach to grief: Advice to help you both physically and mentally through the grief process.

Embrace the memories: Find ways you can remember your loved one by creating special memories or recreating a favorite pastime.

Adjusting to my loss: Use this outline to help identify new ways to adjust to the loss of a loved one.

Your holiday bill of rights: Celebrations, such as holidays, can be especially hard after the loss of loved one. Support yourself with this helpful advice.

Helping someone who is grieving: Tips to support someone you might know who is grieving a loss.

Helping yourself through grief: Allow yourself time to mourn the loss of a loved one with this advice.

The Supportive and Palliative Care Program offers bereavement support. Bereavement support is to provide emotional support and educational information about grief and loss to assist you journey through this difficult period in your life. Please email or call our office at 573-884-6989 if you are interested in any of our services. A member of our team will contact you within two to three business days. If you're in crisis, please contact the Crisis Hotline at 1-800-395-2132.