What is Grief
Grief refers to the reaction to a loss; bereavement refers to the process of recovering from the loss of a loved one. The process commonly involves dealing with a wide range of feelings, from sadness to anger to numbness. It’s important to remember that each person grieves differently. There may be similarities within grief and bereavement; however, our own unique experience of the relationship and loss and our background in terms of race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and other variables, all play a role in how we react, respond, and handle our grief and the process of bereavement. Grief is normal.