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Monday, July 19, 2010


The death of a loved one is a very traumatic experience. You may experience grief as a mental, physical, social or emotional reaction. You may feel angry, guilty, anxious, sad, or a number of other emotions. You may have trouble sleeping or lose your appetite.

Some people recover relatively quickly, but others may take a long time to recover. It may be harder to get over a sudden death than one that is expected due to illness. Friends, family and faith may be sources of support. Grief counseling or grief therapy is also helpful to some people.

The National Cancer Institute has some great information on Bereavement, Mourning, and Grief.

If you have a loved one who is terminally ill (or know someone who does), the American Hospice Foundation has an excellent page on Anticipatory Grief Symptoms: What's the Big Deal?

MedlinePlus has a health topic on bereavement that links to all kinds of information on all aspects of grief, including grieving the loss of a child and teen suicide.

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