The pain from loss and change is called grief. The following are some suggestions for understanding and coping with grief. Know what to expect
When a death occurs, you may experience a wide range of emotions. These feelings are normal and common reactions to loss. Some emotions that may be experienced include the following:
Anger Confusion Disbelief Mania Shock
Anxiety Denial Guilt Numbness Relief
Blame Despair Helplessness Sadness Yearning
Grief reactions can also affect the body. The behavior, and the mind. Seeing images and feeling a sense of presence are normal occurrences.
How to help those who are grieving:
*Be present and available
*Be a non-judgmental listener. Do not interrupt.
*Let the person cry
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