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Coping with Grief and Loss: Support for Grieving and Bereavement. What is grief?

Coping with Grief and Loss: Support for Grieving and Bereavement

Grief is a natural response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away. The more significant the loss, the more intense the grief will be. You may associate grief with the death of a loved one—which is often the cause of the most intense type of grief—but any loss can cause grief, including: The more significant the loss, the more intense the grief. Everyone grieves differently Grieving is a personal and highly individual experience. Myths and Facts About Grief MYTH: The pain will go away faster if you ignore it. Fact: Trying to ignore your pain or keep it from surfacing will only make it worse in the long run. MYTH: It’s important to be “be strong” in the face of loss. Fact: Feeling sad, frightened, or lonely is a normal reaction to loss.

MYTH: If you don’t cry, it means you aren’t sorry about the loss. Fact: Crying is a normal response to sadness, but it’s not the only one. MYTH: Grief should last about a year. Welcome - Dignity in Dying. View topic - Blogs and external links.

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