UNDERSTANDING GRIEF AND LOSS

Original publishing date: September 2020
Publisher: Help Guide

“Coping with the loss of someone or something you love is one of life’s biggest challenges.
You may associate grieving with the death of a loved one—which is often the cause of the
most intense type of grief—but any loss can cause grief.”

Grief is a natural response to loss and this response can involve a range of multiple emotions unique to every individual. Caregivers may experience grief due to the loss of a loved one, a loved one’s health, their own time, goals, needs, and so on. Grief manifests in different ways triggered by different events and this article talks about the grieving process, how it physically and mentally manifests and provides different strategies for coping with it while at the same time acknowledging that the grieving process is different and unique to each individual.

Sometimes it may become very hard to cope with it all by oneself. It is then important to seek support from others. Talking and sharing about one’s grief with others can really help in processing one’s feelings. There are various ways to seek support. Grief can become really complicated, it is thus extremely important to seek professional help.

To read the full article, click here – https://www.helpguide.org/articles/grief/coping-with-grief-and-loss.htm

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