Acute emotional and psychological distress that accompanies and/or follows loss. It is not limited to the loss of a person, can include a response to a change or event, and might be accompanied with feelings of guilt and confusion. 

Grief has five stages; denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.

Triggers - The Causes

  • Death of a loved one
  • Loss of home / community due to a disaster
  • Separation / divorce
  • Loss of sense of safety / stability
  • Physical incapacity through a disability

Symptoms - What it looks like

  • Changes at an emotional, cognitive, physical or behavioral level
  • Isolation
  • Chaotic dietary habits
  • Increase or decrease in sleep
  • Lack of hygiene
  • Heightened behaviours that can be aggressive

Treatment - The way to healing

  • Maintaining self-care activities / routines
  • Connecting and sharing with others
  • Seeking out grief counseling / mental health services
  • Joining a support group Seeking spiritual support
  • Medication for depression
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