COLUMBIA, Tenn.—Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC) will begin a new support group for cancer patients on January 21. Coping with Cancer will meet on Mondays from 4-5:00 p.m. for a period of six weeks at the MRMC Cancer Center at Columbia Mall in the Cancer Resource Center.
The mission of the group is to support those who are diagnosed with cancer and to provide them with an opportunity to share their frustrations, fears and feelings.
“Our hope is to create an encouraging environment so that patients will feel supported and better able to cope with the difficulties associated with a diagnosis of cancer,” said Emily McKnight, the counselor who will facilitate the meetings. “To respect the confidentiality of members and to provide a more intimate setting, we are limiting the group to no more than 10 individuals.”
McKnight, a life-long resident of Maury County, has a master’s degree in counseling and human development from Vanderbilt University. Her experience includes counseling in the areas of grief, caregiver support and divorce.
To register for the support group, call 931.490.7192.