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How To Deal With The Loss Of A Loved One
Care and support: After counseling people after suffering losses for more than 25 years, there is no magic words or technique. Offering support, genuine caring, offering to help with small things, being patient and caring all help as does time. Here are some other tips: http://cpancf.Com/articles_files/copingwithloss.Asp my sympathies. ...Read more
Grieving: I'm sorry for your loss. Grief is natural after the death of a loved one, and the time needed is very individual. Sadness, longing, reviewing memories, and pangs of missing him/her can happen. You may not feel like taking on projects for now, and may need quiet time. Confiding in trusted others is helpful, and accepting their support. Be gentle with yourself; let healing evolve. ...Read more
We really never get: We really never 'get over' a loved one since we have spent time with them and created memories with them. But we can over time ease the pain by celebrating the thinga that made them a joy for us to be around and remember that they will have a special place in our hearts for them being the unique experience that they had brought to us. Thisis how we truly deal with it and empower ourselves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Visual hallucinations of the deceased individual are not uncommon in the acute grief period. As an isolated symptom or event this is not necessarily a concern, as there is no evidence that uncomplicated grief requires treatment. However grief that does not progress and resolve or is accompanied by symptoms of depression that interfere with the ability to function requires evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After a loss of a loved one and house, kept working, raising teenagers , moved 3 times but now after 16 months, can't face work, suicidal and empty?
Depression: You sound very depressed, and i can't tell from your information that you're in treatment for this? You really need to be working with a psychiatrist and/or psychologist! meds and therapy can honestly help. If suicidal now you need an emergency evaluation. You can go to an er now. You've been struggling for a long time, but you don't have to do this alone. Help is available if you reach out. ...Read more
PTSD, Sure u can: Is a severe anxiety disorder that develops after exposure to any event that results in psychological trauma. Symptoms include re-experiencing the trauma (nightmares, flashbacks), avoidance of stimuli associated with the trauma, & increased arousal (insomnia, phypervigilance, anger). Symptoms last more than 1 month & interfere with daily functioning. Treatment involves cognitive behavior therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes, you can certainly cope with the loss of a loved one by yourself. Seeing the psychologist is not mandatory. However, that being said, if the pain of the loss is intense enough, and impedes living your life and growing deeply enough, seeing a psychologist can make processing that loss much easier. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the healthiest ways to grieve the loss of a loved one? I just lost my grandmother. How can I maintain self-care?
Support groups and:: My condolences. It can take a year or so to get through the acute stages of grief. Call local hospices to learn about grief support groups. Books like How To Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies can help. Homeopathic Ignatia 30c (at health food stores) relieves symptoms related to grief. Make sure to eat healthy, take a multivit., get adequate sleep and exercise. Yoga and meditation can help. ...Read more
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