Grief and Loss
Grief is a natural, yet painful response to loss. There is no right or wrong way to grieve, but there are healthy ways to cope with the pain and express your emotions in ways that allow you to heal.
You may associate grief with the death of a loved one, but any loss can cause grief, including the loss of a relationship, your health, your job, or a cherished dream. After a significant loss, you may experience all kinds of difficult and surprising emotions, such as shock, anger, and guilt.
Everyone grieves differently, but there are healthy ways to cope and heal from the pain.
Coping with grief
- Coping with Grief and Loss: Understanding the Grieving Process
- Coping with Pet Loss: Grieving the Death of a Dog or Cat
- Coping with a Breakup or Divorce: Moving on After a Relationship Ends
- Saying Goodbye: Coping With a Loved One's Terminal Illness
- When a Loved One is Terminally Ill: Talking About Death and Making End-of-Life Decisions
Helping others cope
- Supporting a Grieving Person: Helping Others Through Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
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Supporting a Grieving Person: You may not know what to say or do when someone you care about is grieving, but you don’t need to have answers. There are many ways to help, starting with simply being there and letting the person know you care. MORE »
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PTSD and trauma
If you’ve gone through a traumatic loss, such as an accident, natural disaster, or the unexpected death of a loved one you may experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress. Often, these symptoms are only temporary, but some survivors have more trouble healing. Learn more about trauma and its treatment. MORE »