Grief and Loss

Some people think that grieving relates to the death of a loved one. But there are many reasons why human beings may grieve. According to, grief is defined as 1. keen mental suffering or distress over affliction or loss; 2. sharp sorrow; painful regret. Losses can range from loss of a job, pets, divorce, status, a sense of safety, order, or possessions, to the loss of loved ones.

If someone you love is missing, chances are you are probably grieving their loss.

There are organizations you can turn to for help.

Victims Assistance
National Center for Victims of Crime2111 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201
Telephone (703) 276-2880

National Center for Victims of Crime
The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)810 7th Street N.W
Washington, D.C. 20531

National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA)
1757 Park Road NW
Washington, DC 20010-2101

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