Shock and denial usually manifest themselves in the days right after a traumatic event such as losing a loved one. The mind triggers a protective reaction to distressing events in this stage. One could experience numbness, displaying hardly any tears or feelings. Your parents could briefly deny reality due to the disbelief that goes along with this. Even though it's confusing to observe, this behaviour is quite common.
Signs and Symptoms
- Trouble processing
- Does not acknowledge the passing of their loved one
- Feeling numb with no tears and no emotions
- Denial of reality or Disbelief
- Allow your parent some privacy while reassuring them of your support.
- Be available as a resource.
- They can start to process reality if they have someone to talk to.
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