Counseling > Grief and Loss
Grieving people may experience
similar feelings ::
to help a friend cope with loss :: Myths
about grief ::
from grief :: Help
is available ::
"Tears are a sign of weakness."
Wrong. Tears are a natural way to release
intense feelings. There is no shame in showing how
you feel about losing a loved one.
"Children should be sheltered from grief."
Not true. Children need to grieve. Tell them
about the loss in an honest, loving way. They, too,
need to talk about their grief.
"It's best to avoid discussing a loss with a
False. Grieving people are grateful for friends
who share memories and talk about the pain created
by the loss.
"An end to grief means an end to caring about
a loved one."
Not at all. Love lasts beyond grief through
a commitment to living life fully.
Ron Vick, MA, LPC
Counselor / Academic Advisor
Int'l Student Advisor