Among the more difficult human problems we'll all face at some point in our lives is that of dealing with loss and the feelings associated with this experience. Few of us are sufficiently prepared for how profoundly we are affected not only by the loss itself, but also by its impact on us. When we lose someone dear to us or something central to our lives we often begin a personal journey that can leave us feeling empty, confused, angry, disenchanted with life, distractible, and perhaps even depressed.
More often than not we pull inward, withdrawing from the world around us and from what formerly held our interest--friends, family, work, school. etc. Unfortunately, this tendency to pull away, close off or even shut down, can prevent us from engaging in exactly those activities that enable us to work through grief and accept our loss. Grieving a death at college can be particularly difficult to do.
If the description above fits you, please give serious consideration to talking to someone and to committing yourself to working through these feelings. You have the option to:
If the description above fits someone you care for, consider: