Coping with a loss?

Every person must cope with loss of a loved on his or her own terms. The emotional upheaval these trying times can cause is sometimes so overwhelming that even the support of friends and family may not help relieve the amount of sadness and grief you feel. 

»  Center for Loss & Transition 

A leading provider of information and inspiration in the areas of illness and dying, loss and grief, healthy caregiving, life transition, and spirituality.

» Lumina Hospice Services

Lumina Hospice Service provides bereavement support to anyone in the communities of Benton, Linn, Marion, and Lane County who are impacted by death. Grieving is an important and necessary part of adjusting to and coping with a death.  Whether days, months or years later, many people find education, group support or counseling helpful. Almost everyone can benefit from some form of grief support. Lumina Hospice Service offers a variety of bereavement services at no cost. Lumina Hospice Service is an independent, nonprofit. These services are a part of the mission and are supported by generous community donations and grants.

Visit Lumina Hospice’s Grief Support page at

»  Samaritan Evergreen Hospice

Samaritan Evergreen Hospice has been providing hospice services, including bereavement care for more than thirty years. Their bereavement support is available at no cost to anyone in the community, whether or not their loved one was on our hospice program.  They offer professionally facilitated drop-in Grief Support Groups that meet twice a month in Albany and Lebanon.  They also offer professionally facilitated seven-week Grief Education groups several times a year.

For more information, please call their Bereavement Coordinator at 541-812-4680, or check out their website:

»  Oregon State University Counseling Services

Oregon State University has a program called Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) which provides a variety of services to the OSU community to address the challenges and difficulties students face. There are multiple options for counseling and support. Individual counseling provides you with the opportunity to work one-on-one with a counselor. The counselor can assist you in helping to understand yourself and the world around you. Goals for counseling may include relief of symptoms, improved social and academic functioning, and increased insight. Group therapy provides a safe and confidential place to share and explore your concerns as well as receive support around various issues. Group is a natural extension of the way we live and interact with others and empowers group members to give and receive feedback and support as they experiment with new ways of being. 

For more information on OSU's counseling a grief program please visit their grief and loss page.   

For more information about grief an students please visit Students Managing Grief.