Coping with Grief and Loss. Lou Ann Hamilton,MSW, LCSW, Counselor Office of the Dean of Students Schleman Hall Purdue University. Understanding Loss, Grief, and Bereavement, Different Types of Loss What to Expect when Grieving Normal feelings and how long grief lasts
Lou Ann Hamilton,MSW, LCSW, Counselor
Office of the Dean of Students
Death of Close Friend
Death of Roommate, Classmate, Colleague
Loss/Breakup of Relationship
Loss of Friendship
Serious Illness in Self or OtherDifferent Types of Loss
The bereavement period varies from person to person according to each situation and your unique relationship to that person.
Grief may be brief, or last many years, but generally is at least one year.Are these feelings normal, and how long do they last?
Just sit with them, you don’t have to say anything to comfort others
Allow them to cry and be sad
Don’t minimize their feelings
Show you care by words AND actions
Help with practical needsSpecific Ways to Help Others Cope with Loss