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  • Professional help. Just talking to someone outside your circle of family and friends can be a useful additional resource. There are a number of good professional counselors in our area. On campus, you can call the Student Counseling Service at (724) 223-6107 for walk-in times or to make an appointment. We can also help with referrals to other providers. You might find counseling to be particularly helpful if you have had other unresolved losses, or if your relationship with the person who died recently was complicated in any way.
  • Clergy. If you have a belief system which has recognized clergy members, reaching out to one of them may be very helpful. Guiding people through life transitions and through mourning is a common concern of most religious traditions, and most clergy members have lots of experience and training in assisting people in times of loss. Here at W&J our College Chaplain, Rev. VandeKappelle Gary Gibson can talk with you, or help you connect to other clergy members. (724) 503-1001 ext. 61863359.
  • Books. If you like to read, there are many good books on grief available. Perusing Amazon or your local bookstore to see which one appeals to you most might be one good way of taking care of yourself.

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