Every person in the world has experienced loss. While loss seems to be an essential part of life, dealing with it is never easy. Does the pain of your loss seem unbearable? Do you have trouble finding the right words to express the experience of loss and obtain appropriate support?
There is no right or correct way to grieve the death of a loved one. You might experience several symptoms that make you feel as if you just can’t move on any more:
- Lack of sleep or interrupted sleep
- You don’t want to see people, even friends who want to support you
- You feel like you are going crazy
- You feel like you don’t care what might happen to you
- Life does not make sense any more
- You feel angry
- You have begun depending on alcohol or taking drugs
- You can barely hold in your tears
- You become extremely touchy when people intrude ?
Many aspects of experiencing grief make it difficult to get back on track and move on with your life. However, while you are dealing with your grief and loss, keep in mind these important points:
- Psychologists and other mental health professionals are here to help
- You don’t have to force yourself into socialising and going to parties, but you can benefit from allowing some people to help you
- It is alright if you don’t fully know what will make life better for you, just keep on doing something to help ease the pain of the loss
- Remembering and honouring your loved ones does not have to involve torment for you
- If you don’t want to stop experiencing the pain, because you are afraid of forgetting your loved one (or you have another reason), we can find a way for you to honour your loved one respectfully.
We can help you through your grief; we will support you and provide you with strategies to continue living and finding serenity.
Speak to a Psychologist of Blue Horizon Counselling in Sydney today!