A current book illustration project has me delving into character design exploration for 30 mental states.
Grief is a natural response to loss. It is the emotional suffering one feels when something or someone the individual loves is taken away. The grief associated with death is familiar to most people, but individuals grieve in connection with a variety of losses throughout their lives, such as unemployment, ill health or the end of a relationship or sociopolitical outcomes. (from Wikipedia except I added that last item.)