Frequently Asked Questions
The question is often raised after someone loses a loved one, whether they are depressed.
Grief is the normal and natural reaction to a loss of any kind. It is very important to understand the differences between the two to ensure that the correct treatment is received. Read More
Grief is the emotional response to a loss of any kind. A few examples of the types of loss an individual can experience are the loss of a loved one, pregnancy, financial security, marriage, pet, infertility, and health.
A loss means to lose something. That loss can be physical or emotional. What happens to our hearts after the loss is known as the “grieving process.” Read More
Grieving the loss of a loved one takes immense energy. Chronic fatigue and exhaustion are extremely common throughout the grieving process. Sometimes, it takes all our energy to pretend that we are okay when in reality, we feel as though we are drowning in despair. We move through each day as if we are in a zombie-like state, totally numb and simply going through the motions. Read More
Support groups bring together people who are going through or have gone through similar experiences.
There are hundreds of different types of support groups that someone can become a part of. For example, this common ground might be cancer, chronic medical conditions, addiction, grief, or caregiving.
A support group provides opportunities for people to share personal experiences and feelings, coping strategies, or firsthand information about diseases and treatments. Read More
Mourning is the process of how we cope with brokenness. For many of us, mourning may come with some family norms and religious principles. Mourning can be done in the form of an action, i.e., praying for the dead, wearing black, not attending social events, etc.
Grief is felt in the body and can carry a physical impact. Grief is associated with a long list of emotional and physical symptoms.