How To Cope With Bereavement

Someone close to you has died. As you struggle to accept the difficult loss, you may find yourself consumed by pain and fear and grief. Grief is a natural response to losing someone who was important to you. Grief hurts but it is necessary. Learning how to cope with bereavement is essential to getting your life back together. When a death tears your world apart, grieving is the process that puts it back together.


Whilst grief is natural, it is also highly individual. How a person grieves depends on a number of factors. Your relationship with the person who died will certainly influence your grief as will your age, sex, religious beliefs and your previous experiences with death.  The age of the deceased and the circumstances of death will also affect the intensity of your grief. In short, no one can tell you exactly how you will or should experience grief.

“ Grief allows us to let go of that which was so will be ready for that which is to be. Mourning allows us to disentangle ourselves from the bonds we had with the person we have lost”

How To Cope With Bereavement – When To Seek Help

Bereavement and loss aren’t easy. However, people deal with it differently. If you feel like your recent loss has taken control of your life for a prolonged period of time you might need help.

Your funeral provider can provide emotional support and put in touch with the right agencies. If you are not in control of your life; for example, unable to eat, then you should get professional help.

Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruise Scotland are a charity of volunteers who can help you through a bereavement.

Phone: 0845 600 2227 (Mon-Thur, 10am-8pm Fri, 10am-4pm)


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