Wayne State College
Student Center, Rm. 103
1111 Main St.
Wayne, NE 68787
Counseling > Grief and Loss
people may experience similar feelings
Grieving people may experience similar feelings
to help a friend cope with loss :: Myths
about grief ::
from grief :: Help
is available ::
Shock and denial: Your first reaction may be to deny
your loss or to feel emotionally numb. Eventually, you'll
be able to face the reality of your loss.
Anger: Your loss may seem unfair. You may feel angry
with yourself and others for not preventing the loss,
but you can work through your anger.
Guilt: It's not unusual to blame yourself for something
you did or didn't do prior to your loss. Remember, you
are only human - there are events you just can't control
Depression: You may feel drained and unable to perform
even routine tasks. Eventually, you will become involved
in life again.
Loneliness: Increased responsibilities and changes
in your life can make you feel lonely and afraid. As
you meet new challenges and develop new friendships,
these feelings will fade.
Hope: You will reach a stage where you can focus on
your future filled with hope.
Ron Vick, MA, LPC
Counselor / Academic Advisor
Int'l Student Advisor