I’m writing to thank Sal Seeley, Health Program Director, and Jessica Fritzges, Clinical Psychology Intern, for eight weeks of Grief Counseling that I attended at CAMP Rehoboth this past spring. I am a new member of CAMP Rehoboth and didn’t realize that this service was available until I received an email about this free opportunity.
I lost my sister to alcoholism in March of 2011 and I didn’t take time to grieve because I was angry at her. I lost both parents to the same disease and had rescued other sisters, too. Through the leadership of Sal and Jessica and the caring comments from our small group, I felt encouraged and grateful to talk about my feelings even though it was hard work.
What people may not know is that CAMP Rehoboth offers support in a variety of ways. While waiting for my session, I picked up a brochure titled “A Resource Guide to Coming Out.” My daughter came out to me about three years ago in an email and she was disappointed that I had trouble accepting her partner at first. I was elated to read this in the pamphlet: “It may take time for a parent to absorb or come to terms with the information. Good or bad, their initial reaction may not reflect their feelings over the long term.” I really needed to read this and feel that I was normal. My daughter Lena is now married to her partner Emma and I could not be happier with her choice.
CAMP Rehoboth offers support to the whole community and I am grateful to have joined this organization.