Helping yourself heal
When to seek professional help for grief
If you recognize any of the above symptoms of complicated grief or clinical depression, talk to a mental health professional right away. Left untreated, complicated grief and depression can lead to significant emotional damage, life-threatening health problems, and even suicide. But treatment can help you get better.
We Are Here For You
Contact a grief counselor or professional therapist if you:
Feel like life isn’t worth living.
Wish you had died with your loved one.
Blame yourself for the loss or for failing to prevent it.
Feel numb and disconnected from others for more than a few weeks.
Are having difficulty trusting others since your loss.
Are unable to perform your normal daily activities.
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You Are Not Alone
S. E. Thomas Funeral and Cremation Services will assist you as much as possible in getting you and your loved ones on the right track to healing.
In life everyone need someone at some point or in any phase. So, always let your friends know that you are with them. Send flowers to help comfort your friends and family in their time of loss.
" We shall in every action, word, and thought, Give sympathetic, thoughtful and thoroughly competent personal attention to the wishes and needs of all our famlies."
What is grief ?
Grief is a natural response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away. Grieving is a personal and highly individual experience. How you grieve depends on many factors, including your personality and coping style, your life experience, your faith, and the nature of the loss. The grieving process takes time. Healing happens gradually, it can’t be forced or hurried – and there is no “normal” timetable for grieving. Some people start to feel better in weeks or months. For others, the grieving process is measured in years. Whatever your grief experience, it’s important to be patient with yourself and allow the process to naturally unfold.
The grieving process
The single most important factor in healing from loss is having the support of other people. Even if you aren’t comfortable talking about your feelings under normal circumstances, it’s important to express them when you’re grieving. Sharing your loss makes the burden of grief easier to carry. Wherever the support comes from, accept it and do not grieve alone. Connecting to others will help you heal.When you’re grieving, it’s more important than ever to take care of yourself. The stress of a major loss can quickly deplete your energy and emotional reserves. Looking after your physical and emotional needs will help you get through this difficult time.It’s normal to feel sad, numb, or angry following a loss. But as time passes, these emotions should become less intense as you accept the loss and start to move forward. If you aren’t feeling better over time, or your grief is getting worse, it may be a sign that your grief has developed into a more serious problem, such as complicated grief or major depression.The sadness of losing someone you love never goes away completely, but it shouldn’t remain center stage. If the pain of the loss is so constant and severe that it keeps you from resuming your life, you may be suffering from a condition known as complicated grief. Complicated grief is like being stuck in an intense state of mourning. You may have trouble accepting the death long after it has occurred or be so preoccupied with the person who died that it disrupts your daily routine and undermines your other relationships.
“We shall remember always, it is the bereaved family whom we must please, and we shall keep in mind every person wishes to remember the deceased as in life…”