Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center will offer an educational and supportive presentation of Families in Grief from 4-6 p..m. Thursday, Aug. 15, in a meeting room in the lower level of the hospital, 523 N. Third St., in Brainerd.

Topics will include shared grief and its impact on families; physical and emotional responses to grief; and surviving first years of grief.

Families in Grief is for those who have had a relative, friend or significant person die. There is no charge to attend.

This presentation is part of the Essentia grief support program offering grief groups and education to the community.

For more information about this session or grief support, call 218-828-7442 or 218-828-7531.