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Saying goodbye

Honoring the process of grief and loss

Losing someone or something close to you can bring up deep feelings of grief and sadness. The death of a loved one, divorce, or other event is typically followed by a period of grieving. The idea of honoring that grief process refers to both your own personal grief and that suffered by those around you. A grieving person must be given the space to heal in his or her own time. Your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to help you understand the process of grief and healthy ways to respond to it.

Webinar: Bereavement – Coping With Loss

Grief and loss trigger conflicting emotions. Explore your own reactions to loss, from a death to divorce. Learn why some people are stuck in a “grief rut” as you discuss more healthy ways to grieve.

This online seminar may be accessed anytime starting August 15. No registration is necessary – just log into the EAP website using the username “USC” and password “guest”. Once you are logged in, scroll down and you will see “Online Seminars” on the right side of the page.

Articles, referrals and more

Your Employee Assistance Program has many other resources to help you find you navigate through grief. Log into and you will find articles on the stages of grief and moving on, information on end-of-life care and funeral arrangements, and referrals for respite care, in-home care services and bereavement groups.   

Posted August 4, 2017

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