Death affects us all at some point. George Bernard Shaw said, "The statistics on death are impressive. One out of one dies." And with death comes grief for those left behind. How we grieve is different based on our relationship with the deceased, based on the presence or lack of personal faith, and based on our previous experiences with death. Some people grieve mentally; others grieve emotionally. There isn't just one way to grieve for a loved one. But however we grieve, the pain and suffering we experience can be overwhelming. Losing a loved one and grieving that loss are some of the hardest things we do. While, for many people grief can run its course and they can handle it alone, others need additional support such as those suffering from complicated grief, traumatic grief, or prolonged grief that usually accompany deaths that are sudden, violent, or traumatic.
Do any of these sound like you...
- I have suicidal thoughts
- I can't stop being depressed
- I cry uncontrollably
- I've lost all appetite
- I can't sleep
- I suffer panic attacks
- I have feelings that my life is meaningless
- I have trouble finishing daily tasks
- I am irritable and/or angry
- I struggle with feelings of hopelessness and helplessness
- I am not taking care of myself
If so, one of our SoulCare counselors can help. The more support and understanding you can get, the easier it will be to cope and move into a place of acceptance and more normalcy with your life. You are not alone. There is hope. There is help.
Contact us to schedule a free thirty minute consultation with one of our Christian counselors.