What is grief?
Grief is a human response to the loss of someone or something of value. Most commonly, grief is used to refer to the death of a loved one. The condition can manifest itself in a variety of ways, often causing feelings of sadness or loneliness. It can occur for a variety of reasons, but almost all of these reasons entail some kind of major life change. Some of the main causes of grief are discussed in a later section. The grieving process is a highly individualized undertaking, and healing occurs once you can understand, accept, and properly process your emotions.
Is grief and mourning the same thing?
There are several terms surrounding the grieving process, some of which include mourning and bereavement. It’s important to note that these terms do not denote the same concept. Let’s take a closer look at some of these terms: