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Personal Counseling > Grief and Loss > Grieving people may experience similar feelings


:: Grieving people may experience similar feelings ::
:: How to help a friend cope with loss :: Myths about grief ::
::  Recovering 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 or undo.

  • 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




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