Grief or Loss
Grief is a natural response to loss, but prolonged grief can significantly impact your mental and physical health. It's essential to seek support from a mental health professional to manage your symptoms and reduce the impact of grief on your overall well-being. Our services can help you cope with the loss of a loved one or other significant loss and healthily work through your grief.
Grief is a complex and intense emotional response to the loss of someone or something significant to a person.
Grief can manifest in various forms:-
Physical health hazards and
Mental health hazards
It is an individual experience; people can grieve in their own unique way, with no set timeline for grieving. The intensity and duration of grief can vary greatly depending on the nature of the loss and the person's individual coping mechanisms and support system.
The Mental health hazards caused are:-
Prolonged feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and despair
Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
Irritability or anger
Anxiety and worry
Feelings of guilt, regret, or self-blame
Withdrawal from social activities and relationships
Insomnia or difficulty sleeping
Loss of appetite or overeating
Loss of interest in activities that were once enjoyed
Fatigue or lack of energy
Suicidal thoughts or behavior
The physical health hazards caused are:-
Muscle pain or tension
Weakened immune system
Increased risk of heart disease
High blood pressure
Weight loss or gain
It's important to note that not everyone will experience all of these physical symptoms, and the severity and duration of symptoms can vary greatly from person to person. If left untreated, prolonged grief can last for years and seriously impact a person's quality of life. It is important for individuals experiencing prolonged grief to seek support from a mental health professional in order to manage their symptoms and reduce the impact of their grief on their mental health and well-being.
The approach to grief therapy at The Placid Minds is tailored to each individual's unique needs and circumstances. We understand that everyone's experience of grief is different, and we strive to provide an uplifting environment to gain insight into their emotional experiences.