WHAT ARE THE THE STAGES OF GRIEVING AND MENTAL HEALTH?
THE STAGES OF GRIEVING AND MENTAL HEALTH
In the denial stage people refuse to believe what
has happened. They try in their mind to tell themselves that life is as it was
before the loss. They literally deny that anything has changed. They can even make believe to an extent by
re-enacting rituals that they used to go through with their loved one. These
could be such things as making an extra cup of tea for the loved one who is no
longer there or rushing back to tell them that they have just met an old
friend. Other manifestations of denial
could include flashbacks to times and conversations from the past as though the
deceased were here with us now.
Anger can manifest itself in many ways. Individuals
may blame others for their loss. Alternatively,
they may blame themselves. Typically,
more introverted people will direct…
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