More people seeking grief service
THE NATIONAL Assistance Board (NAB) is seeing an increase in the number of Barbadians coming for bereavement counselling.
Acting director Andrew Browne said people were grieving not only over the passing of family members, but also over mounting debts as a result of losing their jobs.
Speaking to the DAILY NATION on Sunday evening following a bereavement service held at the Restoration Ministries in Brittons Hill, St Michael, for families who had lost loved ones, Browne said word was getting around about the board’s counselling services, which had started in the early 1990s, and many people were taking advantage of them, especially through referrals.
“Some may be because they have complications with HIV/AIDS or diabetes. Some people may come because they might have lost their home to fire or bad weather. Some may come because they developed blindness and they cannot cope.” (AH)
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