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Baptist opens third grief center in Jonesboro

On Oct. 17, Baptist took another significant step forward in grief healing with the opening of the NEA Baptist Center for Good Grief in Jonesboro, Arkansas. This now makes the third grief center in the Mid-South region, following the July opening of the Kemmons Wilson Family Center for Good Grief, Milla’s House in Midtown Memphis on the grounds of Idlewild Presbyterian Church.

Baptist opened its first grief center, the Kemmons Wilson Family Center for Good Grief, in Collierville, Tennessee, in 2005. The organization also spearheaded a grief camp for children, Camp Good Grief, which has helped thousands of adults and children since 1999.

The new center’s model of care mirrors the services and programs available at Baptist’s original grief center in Collierville.  All centers offer personalized, one-on-one grief counseling by trained, state-licensed therapists for children, teens and adults who are experiencing grief from the loss of a loved one.  Family sessions, group sessions and seminars will also be offered.

Mandy Young, LCSW, the clinical director of the new center in Jonesboro, along with two additional therapists, will staff the center.

“The NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation has played a key role in addressing health needs in our region – developing programs that support the care we provide,” said Brad Parsons, chief executive officer of NEA Baptist Health System, “I am proud of the Foundation’s ability to continually meet the changing needs, and I know that this center will positively affect the lives of individuals and families in our community who are grieving.”

The center is now scheduling appointments. A referral is not needed to schedule an appointment.

The NEA Baptist Center for Good Grief
1717 Executive Square
Jonesboro, Ark.

For more information about the foundation, visit

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