The support programs at the Hospice of Santa Barbara address those who are chronically ill and their close ones. The numerous children programs offer support to those who recently lost a loved one. About one in 20 kids suffers the death of at least a parent before reaching adult age, while 20 percent are faced with a death before turning 18. The counseling services available at the Hospice of Santa Barbara help those in grief manage depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
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