WHAT ARE THE SOCIETY’S VIEWS OF LOSS AND MENTAL HEALTH?
Different cultures have different views of loss.
For example, in Western society it is not always acceptable. There is the idea of the “stiff upper lip”
and “coping well.” People are often
expected to be “well” again a couple of weeks after suffering a bereavement and
leave granted from work for bereavement is often only a week or two weeks at
most. This is often compassionate leave
for close relatives such as partners or children or parents. But what about
grandparents, close friends, and so on. You may have had a very close
relationship with them, but people may not expect you to have compassionate
leave for this type of loss.
Most of us live in a multi-cultural society. Some
cultures have built in methods of supporting the bereaved, others tend to be
unsupportive and the person feels isolated.
In some cultures, relatives openly grieve, in others the widow is…
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