Grief and Bereavement


What is grief?


Grief is a natural response to loss. It's the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away. You may associate grief with the death of a loved one - and this type of loss does often cause the most intense grief. But all loss can cause grief, including:
-  A relationship breakup
-  Loss of health
-  Losing a job
-  Loss of financial stability
-  A miscarriage
-  Death of a pet
-  Loss of a cherished dream
-  A loved one's serious illness
-  Loss of a friendship
-  Loss of safety after a trauma

Finding support after a loss


When experiencing grief we often feel isolated, lonely and like nobody understands what we are going through. It can also be hard to share these feelings with those close to us, such as family members or friends. That is why it can help to talk to someone who is distant from the situation, or someone who has been in the same situation.  

Listed below are some telephone numbers which you can call if you need advice or just somebody to listen to you:

Bereavement Support Group
(709) 634-4506

Mental Health & Addiction Services
(709) 634-4506

Pastoral Care Services
709-637-5000, ext. 5224

Employee Assistance Program (Western Health Employees)
709-637-5306 (Corner Brook)
709-643-5111 ext. 349 (Stephenville)
Toll free 866-637-5306