Grief is a strong, sometimes overwhelming emotion for people, regardless of whether their sadness stems from the loss of a loved one or from a terminal diagnosis they or someone they love have received.

They might find themselves feeling numb and removed from daily life, unable to carry on with regular duties while saddled with their sense of loss.

Grief is the natural reaction to loss. Grief is both a universal and a personal experience. Individual experiences of grief vary and are influenced by the nature of the loss.

Experts advise those grieving to realize they can't control the process and to prepare for varying stages of grief. Understanding why they're suffering can help, as can talking to others and trying to resolve issues that cause significant emotional pain, such as feeling guilty for a loved one's death.

The links below offer opportunities and resources for grief support.

Allina Health Grief Resources
Brighter Days Family Grief Center
Essentia Health Grief Support
Family Means Center for Grief and Loss
Mayo Clinic Support and Bereavement 
The Compassionate Friends
Fairview Grief Resources
Park Nicollet School-based Grief Support
Seasons Hospice Grief Support
Rites of Change
The Grave Woman