Coping With An Unexpected Death

By: Louis Bruno
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The unexpected death of a loved one can be a blow to the family as well as close friends. The disbelief that they feel transitions to feelings of remorse, frustration, anger, regret etc. All of these feelings, eventually take their toll on your mental and physical health.

Since every individual has a different personality, the manner in which they process grief is also very different. While some become introverted in the wake of grief, others exhibit signs of anger and depression. Some people are unable to deal with the loss and they exhibit a number of different symptoms such as:

  • Constant frustration
  • Loss of hunger
  • Depression
  • Sleeplessness
  • Inability to focus
  • Constant headaches
  • Other

How To Cope With Loss

Some of the ways in which you can cope with an unexpected death include:

  • Maintain a regular sleep schedule
  • Try to rest when you can
  • Eat a nutritious and well-balanced diet
  • If you are suffering from any physical malady, get professional medical treatment
  • Discuss your feelings and emotions with a close relative or friend
  • Continue working and caring for your family just as normal
  • Try to spend some time with your friends and family

The idea of doing these thing is to ensure that there is some semblance of normalcy in your life at a time when your mind is in turmoil. It is possible that you might not be able to voice your feelings and discuss all the emotions that you are experiencing, with a friend or relative.

In such situations, it is a good idea to consider consulting a professional counselor. This person would be able to help you deal with the distress & anxiety, which will help you cope with your loss in a better way.

At Charles J. O'Shea Funeral Homes, we provide comprehensive funeral services and can help you with all aspects of the process, so if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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