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How to cope with intense grief and bereavement?

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Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Don't stop reaching out.

Don't stop reaching out.
Trying to ignore your pain or keep it from surfacing just makes it harder in the long run. For true healing, it is necessary to face your grief & actively deal with it. Grief is a roller coaster. Don't let anyone tell you how to feel. Care for your physical health. Express yourself creatively in writing, song or art. Join a support group, find a counselor, keep trying.

In brief: Don't stop reaching out.

Don't stop reaching out.
Trying to ignore your pain or keep it from surfacing just makes it harder in the long run. For true healing, it is necessary to face your grief & actively deal with it. Grief is a roller coaster. Don't let anyone tell you how to feel. Care for your physical health. Express yourself creatively in writing, song or art. Join a support group, find a counselor, keep trying.
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
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Dr. Ana Adelstein
I agree with Dr. Lambe who shared important key principles - and in fewer than 400 characters, no less! I would add that you might find online support communities helpful - communities like "Hello Grief": http://www.hellogrief.org
Dr. Missid Ghanem
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Psychotherapy...

A significant loss can trigger deep psychological issues and as a result the grief process can turn complicated.
In such a case, counseling/psychotherapy is indicated; grief groups can be helpful as well; in some instances, medication might be indicated as well at some point in the process.

In brief: Psychotherapy...

A significant loss can trigger deep psychological issues and as a result the grief process can turn complicated.
In such a case, counseling/psychotherapy is indicated; grief groups can be helpful as well; in some instances, medication might be indicated as well at some point in the process.
Dr. Missid Ghanem
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Dr. William Golden
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Support

Support from family and frends can help one cope with grief.
Support groups are also available through hospice and some hospitals. There are also grief counselors who can provide individual counseling.

In brief: Support

Support from family and frends can help one cope with grief.
Support groups are also available through hospice and some hospitals. There are also grief counselors who can provide individual counseling.
Dr. William Golden
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