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Grief often begins long before death. When a life-limiting diagnosis is given, grief can begin. When the loved one is declining, grief may increase. When the loved one is in pain and suffering, grief may amplify. We also understand that the months following a death can be difficult and confusing.
We are here for you and committed to providing you with support as you walk this journey of grief.
What does Grief feel like?
Following a death or loss, you may feel empty and numb, as if you are in shock. You may notice physical changes such as trembling, nausea, trouble breathing, muscle weakness, dry mouth, or trouble sleeping and eating.
Types of Grief and Loss
When a person or family is expecting death, it is normal to begin to anticipate how one will react and cope when that person eventually dies. Many family members will try to envision their life without that person and mentally play out possible scenarios, which may...
What is Grief?
Grief is the normal and natural response to the loss of someone or something important to you. It is a natural part of life. Grief is a typical reaction to death, divorce, job loss, a move away from family and friends, or loss of good health due to illness.
Helping Yourself as you Cope with the Loss of a Parent
No matter how long our parents live, we may feel that we wanted more time with them and that it was just too soon for them to die. Knowing and recognizing that we will outlive our parents does not diminish the sense of loss we feel when it happens…
Coping with the Loss of your Partner or Spouse
The death of your partner or spouse is a life-changing experience. Grieving the loss of a spouse or partner is about cherishing your memories of your loved one while remaining open to new experiences that may enrich your life…
Managing Your Persistent Fears and Anxieties
Everybody deals with anxiety and depression, however some people have a hard time in managing it. As a result, here is a brief list of techniques that a person can use to help manage their most persistent fears and every day anxieties…
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