The Importance of Having a Support System When Coping with Loss
Losing a loved one changes your entire life, and while there’s no right or wrong way to deal with grief, it is important to remember that there are others who care for your well-being and who are there to provide a network of emotional support. Some may rely on friends and family, while others may seek solace in solitude or professional grief counseling , but is important to maintain a support system to:
Deal with the Aftermath
People have their own ways of dealing with loss and expressing emotions, but it is important to maintain contact with those who care. Individuals are rarely alone in their feelings of grief over the loss of a loved one, but it’s often difficult to reach out to others who are in the process of dealing with their own feelings, let alone those who do not understand feelings of an acute loss themselves. In these cases, seeking professional grief counseling can provide a much-needed outlet for understanding how others deal with grief and how you can cope with the loss.
Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle
Studies show that as many as one-third of those dealing with intense grief for extended periods of time tend to exhibit detrimental mental and physical effects . While it’s important not to avoid or “get over” feelings of loss, it is important to deal with grief healthily and take care of your body and mind. Grieving is a long and difficult process, and it can persist for weeks, months, and even years in cycles. Having a network or supportive individuals can help you prioritize your well-being and work through the more difficult moments.
Chapel of the Chimes Oakland is here to provide a helping hand those who have been impacted by a recent loss of life. Our historic landscape provides a beautiful final resting place, and our professional staff will be there to lend their expertise in planning an end-of-life service. Learn more about us online and call (510) 654-0123 with any questions.