Grief & Loss

What is Grief & Loss?

When a loved one passes away, one experience deep sadness and go through a period of grief. Grief and loss could also be experienced due to separation from a loved one. In both situation, the resulting emotion can have a significant impact in your life. Such experiences are unavoidable and entails the process that follows from a permanent or a brief interruption in a routine, separation or a shift in a relationship that may be beyond the individual's control. The pain caused by such disruption, change, or separation, results in discomfort and has an effect on the individual's thoughts, feelings, and actions. Although causes and consequences of loss are universal, its manifestations are unique to each individual.

Grief & Loss

Causes

  • Death of a loved one ;
  • Death of a pet ;
  • Separation from a caregiver ;
  • Divorce of parents ;
  • Changes in a relationship ;
  • Change in friendships ;
  • Changes in the health of a loved one ;
  • Bad Breakup.

Signs & Symptoms

Aggression

Aggression

Anxiety

Anxiety

Change Personaility

Change Personaility

Clingingness

Clingingness

Hopelessness

Hopelessness

Impulsivity

Impulsivity

Loss of Apetite

Loss of Apetite

Nightmare

Nightmare

Sad

Sad

Self Blame

Self Blame

Stomach ache

Stomach ache

Trouble Concentration

Trouble Concentration

Self - Care Tips

Feel your loss

Feel your loss

Express your feelings

Express your feelings

Maintain a routine

Maintain a routine

Avoid getting into bad habits such as drinking alcohol

Avoid getting into bad habits such as drinking alcohol

Give yourself a break

Give yourself a break

Ask for help if you need it

Ask for help if you need it

Talk to your therapist

Talk to your therapist

Do something you are good at.

Do something you are good at.

Frequently Asked Questions

Grief is a normal emotional reaction to losing a loved one, friend, or another close person. Grief can also develop during a protracted sickness, a divorce, or other grave losses. Intense sadness is a common symptom of grief, but it can also include other emotions like shock, apathy, denial, and even fury. For many people, sorrow experiences grow less frequent and less intense with time. Everyone experiences grief differently, and it is a process or journey. It can be mentally and physically demanding, making it challenging to carry out routine tasks or even leave the house. Some individuals turn to more activity to cope. There is no definite pattern to grief. 

Speak with Best Clinical Psychologists and take Online counselling can help to lessen symptoms, both emotional and bodily. It creates coping mechanisms that might assist you in adjusting to life without a loved one. It generates more self-awareness as you begin to comprehend how and why you are feeling what you are feeling. It also facilitates acceptance of your loss, entails integrating it into reality and preserving a strong relationship with the person you lost while you go on with your life.



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