WHAT ARE THE GRIEF, BEREAVEMENT AND DEPRESSION IN MENTAL HEALTH?
Grief is a term used to
describe all the thoughts, behaviour and feelings that occur after someone goes
through a bereavement.
A bereavement is any
event that includes a loss. We may
experience loss through the death of someone close to us, or a relationship
breakdown, divorce, theft, a disability, illness, miscarriage and so on.
There is no “right” way
to respond to a death, people will cope with a death in their own way. The way they respond will be affected by
their relationship with the person who has died, their own upbringing, their
previous reactions to losses, their other relationships etc.
Holidays, anniversaries, Christmas and so on can be difficult times for the bereaved, as they can remind us of the person they have lost. Grief can be worse at these times of year. There is no single way to grieve. Everyone is different and each person grieves…
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