Grief & Bereavement Issues
Grief & Bereavement Issues
Introduction to Grief and Bereavement Issues
While it is true that people require “air, food, water, clothing, and shelter,” in order to survive, we must also add “relationships” to this list because it is a rare person who is able to thrive in the absence of intimate relationships with other people, places, and things.
Grief is the process and emotions that we experience when our important relationships are significantly interrupted or (more frequently) ended, either through death, divorce, relocation, theft, destruction, or some similar process. A related term, “bereavement”, has different meanings for different people, but all meanings refer to the grieving process. While some view bereavement as a specific subtype of grief that occurs when a loved one (usually a spouse) dies, others think of the term as referring to the period of time during which grief is felt and losses are dealt with.
(HealthDay News) -- A major loss, such as the death of a family member, can trigger feelings of grief. But being clinically depressed is different. So, how can you tell which is which? The American Academy of Family Physicians explains: Grief can last from six weeks to eight weeks before... Read More
FRIDAY, Nov. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Holiday joy can be lost on someone grieving the death of a loved one. But supportive family and friends can help the bereaved cope with this difficult period, experts say. "One of the best ways to help those who are grieving during... Read More
THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Reliving the death of a loved one may help people with prolonged grief disorder, a new study suggests. Exposure therapy, as this approach is called, appears to help survivors struggling with prolonged grief better than another type of therapy alone, the study found... Read More
Let me start off by saying I love animals, and I’m usually very kind. But lately I’ve been having these urges. We just... Read More
The recent loss of my mother is causing problems with my husband. I resent my husband for not supporting me in the worst time... Read More
I have a 14 year old daughter who has slipped. She had a panic attack in the living room and I saw her cuts. She... Read More
Long ago I came to believe that grieving is impossible unless you can experience your own pain and if you can’t feel your own pain, it is almost impossible to... Read More
I have been one of the fiercest critics of America’s fixation with electronic devices. In an age where adults and children of all walks of life have their heads... Read More
To paraphrase “Ol Blue Eyes,” If it can happen here…it can happen anywhere! The Columbia Mall shooting has a personal cast for me. Not only do I... Read More