If you or someone you love are going through a loss, the new emotions may feel overwhelming and confusing. Feeling this way is natural and even necessary. These emotions are forward steps in the healing journey, even when it doesn’t feel like it at the moment.
Healing from a loss is possible, but it does take time and patience.
Grief can come in many forms and from different reasons. Everyone, from all walks of life and across cultures, experiences loss and grief at some point.
Mourning doesn’t come only from dealing with your own death or the death of a loved one. Mourning can also come as a result of an illness, the ending of a relationship, or even the end of a project or dream.
Grief can similarly come from a perceived or real change in your life. For example, moving to a new city, school, or job, transitioning into a new age group, or staying in isolation because of pandemic.
In other words, there’s no written-in-stone list of “valid” reasons to grieve. What matters is how you feel. And there are no right or wrong feelings regarding a loss. Resources like counseling and support groups can help you cope.
We are here to help you cope.