Grief and Grieving

Grief and Loss

Loss in our lives is inevitable and grief is a natural way to deal with loss.  The length of the grieving process varies from one person to the next.  Even though grieving can be very painful, it should not be rushed.  Try to situate yourself around supportive people who will allow you the time you need to grieve.

Ways of Coping with Grief

  • Talk to family and friends
  • Seek counseling
  • Read a book or poetry
  • Engage in social activities
  • Exercise
  • Eat healthy foods
  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Seek spiritual support
  • Join a support group
  • Listen to music
  • Take a walk
  • Be patient with yourself
  • Take time to grieve

How to Support Those Who Are Grieving

  • Be a good listener
  • Ask about their feelings
  • Just be with them
  • Share your feelings
  • Help make phone calls if needed
  • Acknowledge their pain
  • Let them grieve for as long as needed
  • Be available

News

UD in the Community: Gospel of Life Dwellings Affirm Lives

Although she can no longer see, Tia does her best, like the mother she still is, to ensure the comfort of those around her from her perch on the edge of her bed. She is one of three elderly residents of St. Adelaide in Grand Prairie, one of Gospel of Life Dwellings' two locations. First conceived by Joe Flaherty, M.D., BA '86, a geriatrician, the idea for these homes was embraced and implemented -- and is continuously sustained -- by numerous UD alumni.

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New Crusader Baseball Clubhouse Completed

Positioned off Crusader Drive, behind the batting cages and the centerfield wall of the baseball field, the university's newly constructed baseball clubhouse opened the first week in May, the last week of the season for the UD baseball team. This milestone marked the end of a years-long endeavor supported by the university's Baseball Booster Club to upgrade the team's existing locker room and practice facilities.

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