Grief is a normal and sometimes powerful range of thoughts and feelings that individuals have after a loss.
The range of emotions might include shock, anger, depression, numbness, confusion and/or guilt as a result, and these and other symptoms of grief can happen suddenly, or build over time. It is likely that they will also change as time goes on, sometimes in unexpected ways.
Any type of loss can trigger feelings of grief: changing jobs, schools or locations, relationship break-ups, illness, death, and family conflicts are just a few examples. Individuals may isolate themselves from others during grief and in some intense cases, engage in self-destructive behaviors as a way to cope.
If you are experiencing grief, the important thing to remember is that although you may feel isolated, you are not alone. There are people and resources that can help you work through your thoughts and feelings and provide a place of support in your time of need.
UA Life & Work Connections (621-2493) is here to support UA benefits-eligible staff, faculty and appointed personnel with no-cost, voluntary and confidential consultation, brief counseling, and/or referral services. We are here to provide a connection that we all need at some point, to walk this journey together. The following list of resources is also provided to can help you understand what grief is, and find other helpful resources as well.
Definitions of Grief:
Local Tucson Resources for Grief:
Grief Resources on the Web: