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Managing grief after wrongful death

On Behalf of | Jun 16, 2020 | Wrongful Death

After a loved one dies wrongfully, people may struggle to come to terms with their new normal. It is important for people to know what to expect as they grieve their lost loved ones.

People grieve in many different ways.

Manifestations of grief

According to Mental Health America, people may experience both emotional and physical symptoms. Some people may feel anger or disbelief at the situation that caused their loved one’s death. They may also feel guilty that they survived or confused that the situation even happened. Sometimes people may be in denial or feel deep sadness.

Additionally, people may feel like they have no energy. In some situations, they may have trouble sleeping and eating. People may experience depression or anxiety or feel like the only thing they can think about is their lost loved one. These are all normal things people experience as they grieve.

Managing grief

Although grief may feel overwhelming, there are ways people can cope. According to the American Psychological Association, people should use a few grieving techniques to help them process their loss. People should give themselves permission to feel all of their emotions. Additionally, people should make sure they do not neglect their health. Instead of trying to cope by themselves, people should turn to their friends and family members. Sharing memories and talking about their feelings can help people come to terms with the situation.

It is important to remember that grief does not have a deadline. Some people may grieve for a few months, while others may need a few years to come to terms with their loved one’s death.