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What can help with grief from my mother dying. I am anxious and depressed?

What can help with grief from my mother dying. I am anxious and depressed?

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 more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Grief (Definition)

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


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What is best way to deal with grief?

What is best way to deal with grief?

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

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What can be done about extreme grief?

What can be done about extreme grief?

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 more

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Griefing over husband death want can I do?

Griefing over husband death want can I do?

Get support: I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's death. Grief is a complicated process, especially when a spouse has died. There are support groups which can help immensely, and are led by an expert in grief counseling. Also, get the support of your family. No one can understand what you are going through except other widows, but your family can be there for you. ...Read more

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Could the 5 stages of grief only apply to deaths?

Could the 5 stages of grief only apply to deaths?

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 more

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How can I eat properly when your experiencing bad grief?

How can I eat properly when your experiencing bad grief?

Write in your planne: planner, the times you usually ate and look at it often to jog your memory. Reach out to your friends/family. Set an alarm to remind you and see a therapist to talk over the grief. Take it one day at a time. ...Read more

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How can I get over grief?

Pastoral counseling: Or a grief counselor. At times like this there is no way to avoid asking ultimate questions. Dealing with these questions becomes important whether you are an atheist or believer. Grief is like having part of you inner self amputated. If it's a spouse you go from living as a twosome to being on your lonesome. It can be devastating. Each religion has developed its own specialists to help deal with this. ...Read more

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How can I get over grief and loss?

How can I get over grief and loss?

Grief and loss: Grief is a process of working through a loss so that you eventually develop a way of living without that person in your everyday life (except in your heart, of course). To accomplish this, you need community support: friends, family, possibly support group, and maybe even professional counseling/therapy. Feel your feelings; weep as it comes up for you. Take walks. Care for yourself. Accept hugs. ...Read more

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