Grief & Loss Assistance

Dealing With The Death Of Someone Close To You

copingNMSU recognizes you may need help in working through the death of someone you care about. Learning to survive the feelings of sadness and loss is a process that is normal and usually time-limited. The process involves both emotional and behavioral reactions. It takes us through the initial response of shock and sadness, through acceptance and understanding and eventually to the rebuilding of our lives.

Human Resource Assistance

NMSU HR Services is available to assist you with the business-related aspects of losing an employee through illness or death. This may include beneficiary changes, health insurance coverage changes, and life insurance claims, etc. To make an appointment for assistance, call 575-646-8000 or email benefits@nmsu.edu. Benefit Services is located in Hadley Hall, room 17.

Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program provides confidential counseling for faculty and staff experiencing personal and work related issues affecting their job performance. Faculty and staff experiencing issues with dealing with the loss of a friend, co-worker or loved one are encouraged to contact the EAP. There is no cost for counseling.

Grief Resources