Grief can cause depression but the sadness of grief and depression are not the same thing.
Everyone who is grieving will be sad, and emotions are triggered by memories, songs, places and anniversaries. But after a while, memories become bittersweet and it can be a pleasure to look back on happy times.
Grief should not stop you from being able to function, to work and to enjoy the company of friends even if there are times when you are very sad and need to have a good cry.
Some people, however, can tip over from the sadness of grief into depression and sometimes severe debilitating depression can be caused by grief especially if the loss was sudden, traumatic or caused by violence or disaster. The anxiety and heartache of loss should not be taken lightly.
If you have any of the above signs or symptoms and they last more than a couple of weeks, consider consulting a doctor or counselor.
Sadly people who have never suffered the loss of a close loved one do not always understand your pain and will not be able to help. Depression needs the help of an expert professional. Get help and counselling if you feel you are not coping well. It is time to care for yourself.
We recommend online grief counseling from BetterHelp's highly qualified expert counselors. You can read more about how it works here.
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Try a gentle hypnotherapy track to relax the mind and help you cope with your grief. We recommend Hypnosis Downloads which have been created especially for those who are grieving by qualified specialists in medical hypnotherapy.
The Magnolia is one of the earth's oldest plants, with a spectacular flower which dates back 95 million years. What a beautiful specimen to commemorate a life.
These trees are grown by the foremost magnolia nursery in the USA and they will send a variety most suited to the recipient's climate.
The flowers in spring will bring joy to the bereaved and help to heal their heart.
Only available in the USA.
Keep the ashes of your loved one close to your heart with this sterling silver engraved pendant.
Choose from a beautiful range of sympathy gifts and keepsakes. From jewellery to garden angels, candles, comforting books and artworks, memorial plaques, throws, wind chimes and keepsake boxes. You will find the perfect gift to comfort a friend or relative here.
Our free downloadable and printable document "The 10 Most Important Things You Can Do To Survive Your Grief And Get On With Life" will help you to be positive day to day.
The 10 points are laid out like a poem on two pretty pages which you can pin on your fridge door to help you every day!
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