You may be able to cope on your own, or with the invaluable help of close friends and family, but some of us will need some extra help, perhaps in the form of bereavement counselling or support groups. If you do need help, then reach out for it, visit your GP or contact one of the organisations listed below.
Your not the first person to need external help and you will certainly not be the last. Many people have benefited from bereavement counselling and there are now hundreds of bereavement support groups all over the country.
The National Association of Bereavement
This association offers advice on the best bereavement help organisations.20 Norton Folgate
Telephone: 020 7247 1080
Alternatively, you might prefer to use an organisation directly. The following websites specialise in bereavement support.
Bereavement and grief are very complex and stressful issues. It is something that most of us will experience at one point in our lives. Everyone is different and people recover at different rates.
It's far better to remedy our grief and anxieties during the beginning stages, rather than letting it manifest itself for months, or even years. Unresolved grief can lead to to serious conditions requiring treatment and professional help. Thankfully though, few of us suffer to this extent. However unlikely that it may seem right now, there is light at the end of the tunnel, these dark times will pass. Although we will always miss our friends and loved ones, time can be a great healer.