Grief is a normal response to the experience of loss, encompassing feelings of intense sadness, anger, numbness, and/or despair. The process of grieving can vary greatly from person to person, and is impacted by the support a person receives and his or her individual coping style. Bereavement, or the period of mourning following the death of a loved one, can be an extremely difficult and overwhelming experience, and can involve many of the same distressing symptoms as depression. It is also possible to grieve other forms of loss, such as the ending of a significant relationship or job, the loss of finances or health, or the anticipation of losing one’s life or independence following a terminal diagnosis. Having the support of a clinician who specializes in grief and bereavement issues can help the grieving person to develop productive ways to cope, to process the loss and to move forward.