Bereavement Support

The following free programs will be held at Haven of Northern Virginia, 4606 Ravensworth Rd., Annandale. For more information, call 703-941-7000 or visit www.havenofnova.org.

* Suicide survivors support group, 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday.

* General bereavement support group, 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesday.

* Widows and widowers bereavement support group, 2-3:30 p.m. next Thursday.

Grief support, a general bereavement support group for adults, 7:30-9 p.m. next Thursday and Aug. 18, Church of the Nativity, 6400 Nativity Lane, Burke. For more information, call Carol Mack at 703-455-2400, Ext. 17.

Educational/Self-Help

Breast-feeding moms group discussion, led by an experienced maternal-infant nurse and lactation consultant, with a weekly prize drawing, complimentary parking, baby weight check, refreshments and resource information, 10:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays, Inova Fairfax Hospital Women's Center, 7 South Dayroom, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. $5 a session. For more information, call 703-776-6455.

Caregivers meeting for family members to discuss coping strategies, support and information related to cancer and its treatment, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children, Radiation Oncology Conference Room, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. Use blue parking garage. Registration required. For more information, call 703-776-2841.

"Teens Meet and Eat," for ages 13-18 who have a family member with cancer to eat dinner and share concerns, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Life With Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield. Registration required; call Jenny Eckert at 703-208-5623.

Support Groups

Obsessive-compulsive disorder support group, a free group for people with OCD, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane, Arlington. For more information, call 703-535-6575.

Northern Virginia epilepsy group, a free group sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation of the Chesapeake Region for adults with diagnoses of seizure disorders and their caregivers, 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Falls Church High School, Room 100, 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church. For more information, call 703-425-6660.

Bone marrow transplant and stem cell support group, facilitated by an oncology counselor. The meeting is open to past, current and upcoming bone marrow transplant and/or stem cell transplant patients and caregivers, 12:30-1:30 p.m. today, Fairfax-Northern Virginia Hem-One, 8503 Arlington Blvd., Suite 320, Fairfax. Registration required. 703-776-2841.

The following free group meetings are held at Life With Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield. Registration required. 703-776-2841.

* Young adult group, for ages 18-39, to discuss issues such as intimacy, dating, body image, work and health insurance concerns, treatment side effects, fears of recurrence and sustaining a normal lifestyle, 7:30-9 p.m. today.

* On My Own, for ages 40 and older to discuss the challenges and coping strategies of having cancer and living alone, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday.

* CanSurvive, a general cancer support group, noon-1:30 p.m. Thursdays.

* Brain tumor group, noon-1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Breast cancer group, 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sunrise Assisted Living at Fair Oaks, 3750 Joseph Siewick Dr., Fairfax. Registration required. 703-776-2841.

Breast cancer group, a support group for women living with early-stage breast cancer, 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday and Aug. 17, Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children, Radiation Oncology Conference Room, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. Use blue parking garage. Registration required. For more information, call 703-776-2841.

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