What are common expressions of grief?
Expressions of grief can include shock, sadness or a feeling of numbness; anger, regret or guilt; feeling helpless or hopeless; isolation and fear of being alone, and disbelief and denial of your loss.
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When people think about loss, they often think of the death of a loved one. However, loss can include many other things, such as the loss of your job, relationship, or health.
Grief is the feeling people experience after experiencing loss. It can manifest itself in a number of different ways, such as shock, anger, sadness, or a feeling of isolation, hopelessness or confusion, as you come to terms with your loss.
You can help someone who is grieving by reminding them you are there for them, listening to what they have to say, and encouraging them to seek professional help if they are unable to manage their grief with the support of their friends and family.
You may find it helpful to write your thoughts down in a diary, talking to your family and friends about how you feel, or joining a support group of people in a similar situation.
Everyone grieves differently. Some people prefer to grieve in private, others in public. There is no wrong way to grieve, but if you find you are overcome with grief and cannot manage it, it is a good idea to seek professional help.
Young people often deal with their grief in different ways to adults. They may look to the adults around them and learn how they should respond. Let them know it is okay to ask questions and give them clear answers.
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Everyone grieves differently and some for longer than others. It may be that you grieve for the rest of your life. But there are ways to manage your grief. If you find you are unable to manage your grief and that it is affecting your daily life …