Losing someone or something you love is very painful. After a significant loss, you may experience all kinds of difficult and surprising emotions, such as shock, anger, and guilt. Sometimes it may feel like the sadness will never let up. These feelings can be frightening and overwhelming.
What causes us to grieve?
A relationship breakup
Loss of health
Losing a job
Loss of financial stability
Death of a pet
Loss of a cherished dream
A loved one’s serious illness
Loss of a friendship
Loss of safety after a trauma
You might also experience grief after moving away from home, graduating from college, changing jobs, selling your family home, or retiring from a career you loved.
- Do not grieve alone
- Connecting to others will help you heal
- Talk to a therapist or grief counselor
- If your grief feels like too much to bear, call a mental health professional with experience in grief counseling
The difference between grief and depression
Intense, pervasive sense of guilt.
Thoughts of suicide or a preoccupation with dying.
Feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness.
Slow speech and body movements
Inability to function at work, home, and/or school.
Seeing or hearing things that aren’t there.
To learn more about the signs and symptoms of clinical depression, see The Symptoms of Depression
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