Online Resources For Coping With Loss

At one point or another in our lives, we are all going to lose somebody we love to the man upstairs. We may not know exactly how to deal with this on our own. Sometimes, it’s necessary to get through it with others. In regards to this article, I’ve come around some really good places to look at in order to get some tips and help on learning to deal with the loss of a loved one. I hope that if you have lost somebody you will remember that they loved you and will always love you and appreciated you. With saying that, I hope that you will continue on and find what you seek.

THEBRIGHTSIDE.COM

Over at the Thebrightside.com they have a list of the seven stages of grief. I think that it is a very important step to realize that you are going through grief and to understand there are different stages of grief as you go on from the moment of loss. The brightside offers some good commonly known tips for grief. Though it’s a simple site, I think it has some really good information amongst it. I hope you’ll be able to find out some more great info here at their website.

HEALTHYPLACE.COM

According to Healthplace.com grieving is an outside type of expression that is physical, emotional and psychological. Such as lots of crying and sometimes thoughts of suicide. When dealing with a major loss, you are going to have a reaction that may be influenced by the nature of the death. Depending on whether it’s a child, a spouse, a parent or a friend. It’s all going to effect you differently.

They suggest that when dealing with grief you follow some simple steps such as seeking people who are caring and will understand you are having a hard time. Making sure you express your feelings, even if they are anger or hurt, it needs to be let out in order to be dealt with. Another suggestion they make is to seek counseling if you feel it may be necessary. I hope you’ll be able to find out some more great info here at their website.

HELPGUIDE.COM

Here at Helpguide.com you can get some more suggestions of what to do when you have lost a friend or loved one. I think this one is my personal favorite. It’s the most detailed of them all and gives some excellent tips on knowing when you really might need some outside help.

When you might need to seek help is when you are having feelings of suicide, overwhelming guilt, withdrawing from others, drug or alcohol abuse, as well as focusing on death and things surrounding death. I hope you’ll be able to find out some more great info here at their website.

KIDSHEALTH.ORG

Children go through losses too. They don’t know how to deal with it any easier then adults do. Their minds are only beginning to grow so they might need your help being able to understand what death is and coming to terms with it.

Remember, a child is new to the world no matter their age. Children should have it explained to them in literal terms according to the site. Such as their body has stopped working or something along those lines. If they are around the age of 10 or so they may finally be understanding the difference between the living and the deceased. There are different ways to help them cope with death as well.

Try taking a look at the site for some tips and examples of what to say and do. It’s really wonderful. I hope you’ll be able to find out some more great info here at their website.

AMERICANHOSPICE.ORG

This website has a great section on how to help teenagers deal with the loss of a loved one. They too are only young adults and may not have had anyone around them pass away before. Often it’s true that teenagers only trust their peers. They may need to confide in their friends right now and only them. Don’t pressure them to talk to somebody unless they truly agree to it. Most of them may be already talking about it to those whom they see every day almost all day. Their classmates.

This website gives a whole bunch of different information on all sorts of things you can do with your teenager. You can help by having a group counseling session, or a one on one session. Each teenager is different in how they grieve, just like us adults. I hope you’ll be able to find out some more great info here at their website.
Those were five wonderful websites I’ve found around the internet to help with the loss of a loved one. I hope that you have found this information useful and you will take it all to heart. God bless.

Sources:

1. https://www.the-bright-side.org/site/thebrightside/content.php?type=1§ion_id=337&id=344
2. https://www.healthyplace.com/depression/grief/coping-with-loss-bereavement-and-grief/menu-id-68/
3. https://kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/feelings/death.html
4. https://helpguide.org/mental/helping_grieving.htm
5. https://www.americanhospice.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=70&Itemid=8

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