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Student Grief and Loss Gathering

As we experience the COVID-19 pandemic, we are encountering grief and loss in a variety of forms.  We have lost the ability to gather together side by side.  We have lost the expectation of what it means to be living together in college.  We have lost a sense of normalcy.  And some of us, too many of us, may be losing the health or potentially, the life of friends and family.  Some of us are mourning deaths unrelated to the virus.  From everyday grief to the finality of life, students have found it beneficial to come together to learn about how to get through times of loss.

Staff from the Office for Religious & Spiritual Life, Counseling and Psychological Services, Residential Education, Graduate Life Office and Well-Being at Stanford convene this gathering to address questions like:
-How do we deal with everyday grief?
-How do I get through this?
-What kinds of resources are available to me at Stanford, especially in this time of dislocation and distance?
-What are my academic options?
-When will I feel like myself again?
-Should I stop out?
-How do I talk about my loss?

In addition to sharing some resources on getting through grief, there will also be an opportunity for students to share with one another what has helped, what pitfalls to avoid, and how to be supportive of one another.

We will convene twice during the quarter:
Thursday, October 15, 4-5 p.m. PST https://stanford.zoom.us/j/92946558734?pwd=bGJmaUdROHB3S2FjcGFqM243QjdLUT09
Thursday, November 5, 4-5 p.m. PST https://stanford.zoom.us/j/91769002183?pwd=RGtSYnVXQjVpVEhNcTZuaTBHbUFmUT09

For students only.