Grief and Loss

Sustaining a loss has a significant emotional impact.  In addition to grieving who or what has been lost, students may experience disruption of their beliefs, values, and identity.  The effects of loss often go on long after mourning rituals are over, leaving students in need of support when they are expected to “get back to normal.”  Grief is not a disease or disorder; it is a normal emotional response that must run its course.  Sometimes students can get stuck in grief or can feel isolated in their experience.