What is grief? How to get over loss of a loved one?
Grief is a human emotion that evokes our natural response i.e., emotional response. When a thing is taken away from us that we like, it becomes increasingly upsetting to our sentiments, feelings, and emotions. Loss can be excruciatingly painful at times. You can experience different kinds of difficulties and unexpected emotions triggered by traumatic situations like anger, disbelief, deep sorrow, and guilt. Grief has an impact on your psychological and physical well-being, making it difficult to sleep, eat, or think clearly. These are common responses to damage caused by grief and the more you give yourself over it, the more intense your grief will be.
Does grief is misery for us?
Grief is not misery for us because it helps us to recognize the demands, challenges, and realities of life. In fact, everyone faces moments of grief at some point in their lives. It may be the death of a loved one, loss of job, financial instability, a miscarriage, retirement, selling of home, divorce or relationship breakup, etc that leads us more into the emotional pain. These tragic moments can sometimes lead to suicidal ideation and life-threatening suicide attempts.
How do we deal with grief?
There is no set-in-stone manner to deal with grief but there are healthy ways to recover from grief.
- While grief can’t stay away from life yet there are numerous approaches to assist in adapting to grief such as ‘acknowledge your pain’. Acknowledge that grief can trigger many different and unexpected emotions in you and understand that your sad reaction will be unique to yourself.
- Seek face-to-face help from the people who care about you.
- Support yourself emotionally by taking care of yourself physically.
- Understand the difference between sadness and depression. Talk to a mental health professional immediately away if you’re experiencing signs of persistent grieving or sadness.
Innovative Zone Rehabilitation Centre for De-Addiction offers mental health services for grief recovery by their professional psychologist team. They can help you move forward to normal life with acceptance. They can help you navigate your unique response to grief. They will support and assist you during difficult moments and prepare you to deal with them. If you think you are going through grief, don’t hesitate to seek help.
Written By: Sameera Iftikhar
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