Life can be beautiful, filled with love, joy, and happiness. The experiences shared with family and friends have created lifelong memories; as such, when a loved one passes it’s natural to feel a sense of loss. However, such emotions can trigger intense feelings of grief during bereavement; in some cases lead to depression. If you’re experiencing grief or depression, or both, there are several outlets to help with your healing.
The First Orlando Counseling group has a succinct description for the difference between grief and bereavement. “Grief describes the response to any type of loss. Bereavement is grief that involves the death of a loved one. Grief includes a variety of feelings that go along with the process of moving on from a significant change or loss.”
If you’ve recently experienced the death of someone, or can anticipate your passing due to a terminal illness, you and your loved ones might find it difficult to adjust to these significant life changes. Everything about your beliefs and perspective of reality can be altered significantly during a period of grieving. There is no right or wrong way to process the passing of a loved one. Everyone experiences loss differently and heals on their own timetable.
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