NO COPING WITH GRIEF IN MENTAL HEALTH

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

Sometimes, the grieving process can
be very difficult. People will find it difficult to acknowledge the bereavement
and may not work through their feelings properly. Certain factors may make a
difficult bereavement more likely:

  • 1-Being male.
  • 2-Several previous bereavements
  • 3-History of mental illness eg. Depression, anxiety, previous suicide attempts.       Dependent relationship with person who died.
  • 4-Relationship where you had trouble or negative feelings about the deceased
  • 5-Low self-esteem
  • 6-Lack of support from family and friends.

Bereavement can also cause problems
for the bereaved if there are certain circumstances around the death. These can
include:

  • 1-Sudden death
  • 2-Death of parent when a child or adolescent
  • 3-Miscarriage or death of baby
  • 4-Death due to suicide
  • 5-Death due to AIDS
  • 6-Death of co-habiting partner/same sex partner/extramarital relationship, where relationship may not be legally recognised or recognised by family and…

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