Office of Student Life

Counseling and Consultation Service

Grief and Loss

Grief is the normal response of sorrow, confusion and loss that comes from losing someone or something important to you. People can feel grief upon losing a job, a pet, a friendship, a relationship or moving somewhere new as well as during the death of a loved one. Each grief is unique, just as each relationship is unique. There is no time-table on grief, because learning to live without the one you loved may be a lifelong process.