Coping

 

There are many local support groups for adults and children that are professionally facilitated. Please contact the funeral home for names and phone numbers.

 

The death of a loved one can bring about many difficult emotions.  Knowing what to expect can help you to prepare for some of these feelings. You may have emotional, mental, and even physical changes in the following period. Everyone’s experience is different.  It is important to remember that there are a wide variety of reactions to this difficult time and that it is normal to feel some or all of these responses.

Physical Reactions:

-Fatigue
-Head and Muscle Aches
-Sleep Disorders (Sleeping too little or too much, vivid dreams, etc.)
-Hyperactivity
-Nervous / Startle Reactions
-Changes in Appetite -Digestive Problems
   

Cognitive Reactions:

-Difficulty Concentrating -Social Withdrawal
-Flashbacks -Memory Disturbances
-Difficulty Making Decisions and Solving Problems
   

Emotional Reactions:

-Fear -Anger -Helplessness
-Guilt -Anxiety -Depression
-Amnesia for the Event -Hypersensitivity
-Apathy    

 

There are things you can do to help you and your loved ones through this challenging time.  The following are just examples of what you can do to feel better. Only you know what works for you, and how much time you will need to feel like yourself again.

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