If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health emergency or crisis, please contact campus security at (304) 367-4357, dial 911, or go to the nearest emergency room for immediate help.
1/3 of college students experience the death of someone close to them. One recent study suggests that 30% of college students were bereaved in the past 12 months, and 39% in the past 24 months. 47% of college students had experienced a death in the past 24 months and that almost 20% of them had experienced multiple losses in that time. Student academic performance and engagement was affected by their loss, especially when the deceased was someone close to the student.
Losing a person can be an extremely painful experience - grieving is an unavoidable process that can take weeks or even months. Some avoid grieving by remaining focused on other aspects of life, which can be functional (particularly if other areas of life require a good bit of attention for success).