Our Hearts into Arts
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, recent statistics reveal a notable increase in bereavement among youth in North America. Many grieving youth and young adults often feel misunderstood by their peers, leading them to seek connections with those who have undergone similar experiences. Recognizing this need, Crossroads Hospice Society introduces “Hearts into Arts,” a series of art-based support groups tailored for grieving peers.
The Hearts into Arts program aims to address the challenges faced by grieving youth by offering (a) opportunities for peer connections, (b) art activities to explore grief, and (c) an introduction to new coping tools. Art has been chosen as a transformative pathway for this expression, acknowledging the diverse range of mediums available to cater to various grieving individuals. Through “Hearts into Arts,” they strive to offer a supportive and creative space for young individuals to connect, share, and navigate their grief journey together.