Unfortunately, grief has no set pattern – Everyone experiences it differently. For some people, it may be weeks or months, while others describe their grief as lasting for years. We all find our own ways to grieve, but the most important thing is having the right support, and to be able to talk about the loss when you need to. Many people may not know what to say or do to comfort you. Therefore, it can be helpful to let friends and family know what you are comfortable sharing, and what you are not. Perhaps you just need them to be there, without the need to say anything.
If you’ve given yourself some time to grieve, and find that you are not healing, or that your grief is starting to get in the way of how you live, your work, or your relationships, then it is important to seek help. Call 3067 9129 to make an appointment with one of our psychologists.