WHAT IS TRAUMATIC GRIEF?
Grief will inevitably disrupt mental
functioning following the death of a loved one. While it should be emphasized
that grief itself is a normal process of adapting emotionally and cognitively
to the loss or absence of a loved one, sometimes the intensity of a person’s
grief may be overwhelming or last longer than is healthy.
This may occur for a variety of reasons:
- 1- The relationship between the deceased and the
bereaved might have
been very close or complicated.
- 2- The circumstances of the death may be sudden or
traumatic, as in
accident, disaster, or illness.
- 3- The grieving person may not have good coping skills
or the social
support that would help the grieving
In situations like these, it may be helpful
to seek professional help or counselling in order to resolve the grief.
When grief goes on longer than is
healthy or when it is overwhelming, a…
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