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Grief and Grieving

Grief and Loss

Loss in our lives is inevitable and grief is a natural way to deal with loss.  The length of the grieving process varies from one person to the next.  Even though grieving can be very painful, it should not be rushed.  Try to situate yourself around supportive people who will allow you the time you need to grieve.

Ways of Coping with Grief

  • Talk to family and friends
  • Seek counseling
  • Read a book or poetry
  • Engage in social activities
  • Exercise
  • Eat healthy foods
  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Seek spiritual support
  • Join a support group
  • Listen to music
  • Take a walk
  • Be patient with yourself
  • Take time to grieve

How to Support Those Who Are Grieving

  • Be a good listener
  • Ask about their feelings
  • Just be with them
  • Share your feelings
  • Help make phone calls if needed
  • Acknowledge their pain
  • Let them grieve for as long as needed
  • Be available

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