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Help For Grief
Sorry for your loss: Grieving is a complex process that people experience in different ways. All kinds of painful feelings can come up yet are natural -- sadness, anxiety, anger, guilt, and more. When we're basically healthy, these feelings move through. Sharing with others who also knew your mother may help. Allowing yourself to feel what you feel, helps. Journaling can help. Brief counseling can help too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Grief is a normal reaction to a major loss, and is full of unhappiness and emotional pain. Events causing grief include the end of a significant personal relationship, the death of a loved one, or another traumatic life-changing event. Each person feels grief in his own way, but there are common stages to grieving. The process begins with recognizing a loss and continues over time until a person ...Read more
Very tough,: Be compassionate but make it clear you know they need help and expect them to get it. Help them, find a therapist and look for the right one. Talk to some people to see who people like. Call 3-6 as some doctors are full and wont call back. The ones who can take you will call back. Try this site or psychologytoday.com. good luck. Noone should suffer in this day and age with grief. Very common. ...Read more
Aunt had to take husband off life support in '09. Thinks he went to hell bc didn't go to church. Complicated grief. How can I help?
Diagnosed with abnormal grief, major depression and anorexia does this make me a really bad person and don't deserve help is it possible to cure alone?
No, not bad person: No, these problems do not make you a bad person who doesn't deserve help. It sounds like you also need to be working with a psychiatrist in addition to a psychologist and nutritionist, for best results. Trying to cure your problems alone is not the answer, but you can do many good things for yourself along with treatment. Medications for depression can help many people -- possibly you too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My counsellor is leaving. new job.I have trauma and unresolved grief. Still in first stage no coping strategies yet. Regret trusting. vulnerable. Help
Find the trust.: It's difficult when a trusted counselor or therapist is no longer able to work with you. That trust, that relationship, that rapport that has developed needs to be transferred to another, starting all over again. You need to find that trust, that rapport with another counselor. And you will. ...Read more
A broken heart? My manic depression is getting worse, unbearable. Since I lost her, since I lost me. Grief has caused me to disappear. Help
No apnea, grief, anx, drugs, stim, stress, naps, tv. Sleep pattern chg sud. 4yrs ago. 1 wk/mo severe insomnia, never tired. Has 2 b physical cause. Help?
Multiple uses: I talk about the 5 stages all the time! The 5 stages of grief can apply to any area of life in which you feel a major loss. Health, relationships, independence, etc. Grief can come about for many reasons, including death. Just because they often occur together does not mean they are exclusive. Great insight in recognizing that!! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read more
Time for support: Grief needs community in which to express and heal. This means friends, loved ones, grief support groups, and sometimes professional counseling/psychotherapy if grief gets "stuck." conflicted relationships with the deceased in life, may lead to more difficult grief work after death. It can help to share stories about the deceased with others who also knew him/her. Ceremonies can be healing too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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