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what is best way to deal with grief?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Allow feelings: A lot of people try to suppress feelings of loss, but this does not help process grief. Accept help and support from family and community. A memorial service sharing stories of the deceased can help. Let yourself weep, if it comes. Accept hugs; give hugs. Listen to music. Listen to others who are missing the same person. Take walks, get good rest. Feed self well. Massage can help nurture.

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A 27-year-old female asked:

What exactly is unresolved grief and what are the symptoms? Best ways to manage/cope with it?

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Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 45 years experience
Unresolved grief is: prolonged (there is no set time) deep sorrow resulting from a loss. Counseling may be necessary and individualized as each person grieves differently. Overcoming anger, denial and depression and achieving acceptance are the major goals. Consider support from family/friends, draw comfort from your faith, join a support group, seek a counselor. Face/express feelings, take care of health. Best regard

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