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. This varies across individuals, and 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, our background in terms of race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and other variables, play a role in how we react, respond, and handle our grief and the process of bereavement. Keep in mind, grief is normal.