Grief is a response to a loss of many types - this can include things such as the death of a person, the loss of a significant relationship, and loss of functioning or wellbeing during a serious illness or accident. People respond to grief differently.
Some people prefer to be around people, and others to be alone. Some get back to normal routine quickly and others take longer. How people grieve depends on the circumstances of their loss, as well as past experiences of loss.
Grief can often be thought of as uncomplicated grief, and complicated grief. Complicated grief occurs when people struggle to adjust to a loss. This is difficult to define, as there is no right or wrong way to grieve. Symptoms for uncomplicated and complicated grief may include:
Of course. The loss of a person, relationship, functioning or other things can be very difficult to grasp. However, with the right support, over time, things will improve.
It is important to be kind to yourself. Below are a few things you could try to help manage the feelings you are experiencing.
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This resource was developed by a Fresh Minds psychologist, adapted from Te Hikuwai developed by Te Pou o Te Whakaaro Nui resources. For more information on our qualified therapists visit our team.our team