HOW DO WE OVERCOME LIVING WITH GRIEF IN MENTAL HEALTH?

ACCREDITED SENIOR PSYCHOTHERAPIST/COUNSELLOR -Dr.Fawzy Masaoud-LONDON, ENGLAND

Coping
with death is vital to a person’s mental health. It is only natural to
experience grief when a loved one dies. There are many ways to cope
effectively:

  • A-Seek out caring people.
    Relatives and friends can understand feelings of loss. Support groups with
    others who are experiencing similar losses may also be beneficial.
  • B-Express feelings. The person
    should tell others how they are feeling; it will help them to work through the
    grieving process.
  • C-Take care of your health.
    Maintaining regular contact with the family physician, eating well and getting
    plenty of rest is essential. Awareness of the danger of developing a dependence
    on medication or alcohol to deal with grief is also a must.
  • D-Accept that life is for living.
    The individual must begin to live again in the present and not dwell on the
    past.
  • E-Postpone major life changes.
    The individual needs to refrain from making any…

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