What is Grief?
Many circumstances and situations, such as chronic illnesses, trauma, relationships, substance abuse, and other life events, can cause grief.
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What is Grief?
Grief is a normal and natural internal reaction to the death, and no two people will ever grieve the same. Grief can feel like you have reached rock bottom, with a heavy boulder continually weighing you down. The emotional and mental numbness can leave you exhausted with feelings of anger, confusion, depression, and fear, completely shut down and shut out from day-to-day activities.
While these emotions are normal, they are not healthy for long periods. Unknowingly, grief can become a silent stressor; just as high blood pressure is known to be a silent killer, so can unresolved grief. Grief can lead to addictions such as anxiety, depression, panic attacks, inability to focus and maintain your job and household responsibilities, substance abuse, and much more. Unresolved, these symptoms can destroy the life you have worked hard to establish for yourself and your remaining family members.
The only escape from grief is to follow the pathway that steers you away from the grief!
What is Mourning?
Mourning is a visualization of expressing grief outside of yourself and can be displayed in various ways.
Healthy mourning can be an outburst of crying, talking about the death, writing in a journal, or putting together a photo display. Mourning should lead to steps toward your healing.
After some time, unhealthy mourning can be excessive drinking and partying, extreme confrontation, and the inability to make the best decisions for yourself and your family. If mourning destroys your health and well-being, you should seek support to guide you to a safer pathway from your grief.