When a person has to go through grief, for whatever reason, it can be a lonely, devastating experience. That feeling can be magnified if grief occurs during the holiday season.

Yakima's Westside Church is offering "Surviving The Holidays", described as "a warm, encouraging and helpful event featuring video instruction that helps deal with the intense pain of grief during the holiday season."

This support group will meet every Sunday afternoon in December at 2:00 p.m.

Ed Becker from Westside Church was a guest on Friday's Mike Bastinelli show. He talked about why the group was founded, how it has grown and why it's being made available to the community.

Click this player to listen to the interview.

These classes will be held at Westside Church, 6901 Summitview. For information, call 965-2800.

Visit the Grief Share website here.