Grief Support

Grief support

Dear Parents:

Heron Lake-Okabena Schools lost a 9th grade student recently.  We are deeply saddened by this sudden loss and realize that many of our students and staff are deeply affected by this event.  For as long as is necessary, the Southwest Minnesota School Crisis Response Team will be in our buildings to help staff and students process and deal with this tragedy.  We are also posting a host of resources for families to access from our website to help parents and caregivers recognize signs of distress.  Information in these resources can help students deal with the grief and other emotions that often accompany situations like this.  If you have questions or concerns about these resources or your child’s behavior please contact the school (507-853-4507) or Southwest Mental Health Center in Worthington (507-376-4141).  See below for resources on grief and loss.