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Bereavement and Grief – Adjusting to loss

Bereavement is the death or loss of someone close to us. Grief is the process of how bereavement and loss affect us. There are many different types of loss: loss of health, of employment, marital breakdown, divorce and death.  How we react to loss will be different for everyone. For most people there is a period of intense, fluctuating reactions that ease over time. Other people can experience intense reactions to their grief that are prolonged.

How grief affects us

Grief and loss impact everyone differently and can affect us in ways that are:
  • emotional
  • physical 
  • social
  • cognitive
  • financial
  • spiritual
Grief often causes disruption and disturbance of everyday life. This site provides information to help you understand more about the grieving process, how to cope, how to help someone who is bereaved. The site also contains information for professionals supporting the bereaved.

Revised 08/24/2016

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