Coping with the loss of a family member or friend is often one of the most difficult times in people’s lives. Grief is a normal reaction to death and can cause a range of emotions, such as anger, shock, guilt, confusion, disbelief, sadness and even relief.
Everyone copes with loss in their own personal way, so it’s important to remember that there is no right or wrong way to grieve. Most people learn to live with loss naturally over time, if they maintain healthy habits and receive support from family and friends. There is no normal timeframe or ‘stages’ of grief after the death of someone close to you. You should take as long as you need to grieve, in whatever way you feel is best.
Some people may take a lot longer to cope with the loss of a family member or friend, or continue to struggle with everyday activities over a long period of time. Although this is often a normal part of healing, sometimes talking to a professional counsellor or psychologist can provide valuable support and significantly help the healing process.
We understand how difficult it can be to adjust to life after the death of someone close to you, particularly while supporting other friends and family members. That’s why we offer professional and caring support for families who are coping with grief and loss.