Grief and loss

Grief is a universal experience. We go through grief in our own way. There is no right or wrong way. There is also no time limit. You can go on this emotional journey in a positive way.

 

Talking about grief and loss

In modern society, people often have difficulty talking about grief and loss. People around you may not want to remind you of something that is painful. They may not want to talk about bad news.

You may sometimes feel isolated and withdrawn. Whilst there are times you want to be alone, losing connections with your family and friends can worsen grief.

Talk openly and honestly with people close to you about grief. There are also support groups available to help you connect with other people experiencing similar situations. Expressing these emotions can help you process grief.

 

Self-Compassion

Show compassion to yourself as you would show to your family and friends. Learn to practice self-compassion and you can find acceptance and build resilience.

 

Finding meaning

We can deal with loss and suffering by finding meaning. Suffering is inevitable in life. Finding meaning in the face of adversity allows us to grow our inner self. Giving to the others helps us to move forward.

 

Resources

 

Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement

Caresearch – Bereavement, Grief and Loss

Compassionate Friends QLD (support groups – when a child dies)

Grieflink

Kids Health – grief

Option B

Reach Out

Solace (support groups – when your spouse dies)

 

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