Bereavement & Grief
Life has changed for you because someone close to you has died. Whether the death was sudden or expected you may experience a range of strong and painful feelings such as shock, disbelief, anger, guilt, anxiety and sadness. These feelings of grief are very normal but may be experienced differently by each individual. Grieving is the process of going through these painful feelings and learning to live without that person in your life.
This site aims to help you understand your grief and cope with the issues you face at the time of death. Firstly, we will look at the emotional and physical reactions to grief and give suggestions for helping you and others through grief. Many people are worried about the effects of death on children and this will also be looked at.
Grief & feelings of loss
Everyone reacts differently to death and it is important to remember that there is no right or wrong way to grieve. The way you experience grief will be affected by the level of support you have, the relationship you had with the person who has died, your previous experience of loss and death, your personality and the extent to which your life changes as a result of the death.
You may experience some of the following emotional and physical reactions when someone close to you dies.