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What are tips to come to terms with a loss and healthily grieve?

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You can try a few things to help you come to terms with your loss and begin to heal:

  • Give yourself time. Accept your feelings and know that grieving is a process.
  • Talk to others. Spend time with friends and family. Don’t isolate yourself.
  • Take care of yourself. Exercise regularly, eat well, and get enough sleep to stay healthy and energized.
  • Return to your hobbies. Get back to the activities that bring you joy.
  • Join a support group. Speak with others who are also grieving. It can help you feel more connected.

SOURCES:

Michael Hakimi, PsyD, clinical psychologist, Loyola University Medical Center.

Mayo Clinic: “What Is Grief?”

American Psychological Association: “Grief: Coping with the Loss of Your Loved One.”

World Psychiatry : “Grief and Bereavement: What Psychiatrists Need to Know.”

European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience: “An Attachment-based Model of Complicated Grief Including the Role of Avoidance.”

 

 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on November 23, 2018

SOURCES:

Michael Hakimi, PsyD, clinical psychologist, Loyola University Medical Center.

Mayo Clinic: “What Is Grief?”

American Psychological Association: “Grief: Coping with the Loss of Your Loved One.”

World Psychiatry : “Grief and Bereavement: What Psychiatrists Need to Know.”

European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience: “An Attachment-based Model of Complicated Grief Including the Role of Avoidance.”

 

 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on November 23, 2018

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