Helping a Child Cope with Grief
Created on May 3, 2022
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The General Adaptation Syndrome:
Having people around you will keep you busy so that willdistract your brain from having thoughts of your greif.
The stages of Grief
Helping a Child Cope with Grief
5 Stages of Grief (Definition + Examples) | Practical Psychology
- Denial: You will feel a lot of guilt and won't face the reality that's happening and you will start questioning things.
- Anger: You will be mad at yourself and at other people because you lost something that's dear to you so you won't really be able to control your anger it just comes out as a normal reaction when handling grief.
- Bargaining: You will start saying I wish I did this right or think about what you could do better. Focus on here and now.
- Depression: You will feel a lot of depression it may be caused by loneliness or heavy sadness that you won't be able to heal but you can keep yourself busy to fix them.
- Acceptance: This is the hardest stage that might happen to you after months but this stage is when you accept reality and keep moving forward.
Some of the most common symptoms include:
- shock and numbness you will be in a state of shock in the beginning but give it time and it will slowly disappear
- tiredness or exhaustion you will feel dizzy most of the time and tired to do anything or even hopeless just keep trying and don't overthink and this might fade away.
- anger – Anger is normal but the more you control your anger the better or higher the chance you can accept the state you are in.
- guilt – You will feel guilt for not doing the right thing just focus on what to do better and don't overthink.
Grief: What's Normal? What Are the Common Stages?
Bereavement and Grief
Grief, Loss, And Bereavement Self-Help | Psychology Tools
How to Cope With Grief
Get help with grief after bereavement or loss
- Make Time to make sure that grief wont happens and make sure you don't overthink just stay focused and be a better person.
- You need to accept it, The more you accept this grief the more you will be able to handle it.
- Make sure you tell others how you feel because it might be benefiting you.
Your feeling of stress or grief can change over time you need to master putting it in the resistance phase
Seek out caring people. Find relatives and friends who can understand your feelings of loss. Join support groups with others who are experiencing similar losses.
Express your feelings. Tell others how you are feeling; it will help you to work through the grieving process.
Take care of your health. Maintain regular contact with your family physician and be sure to eat well and get plenty of rest. Be aware of the danger of developing a dependence on medication or alcohol to deal with your grief.
Accept that life is for the living. It takes effort to begin to live again in the present and not dwell on the past.
Postpone major life changes. Try to hold off on making any major changes, such as moving, remarrying, changing jobs, or having another child. You should give yourself time to adjust to your loss.
Be patient. It can take months or even years to absorb a major loss and accept your changed life.
Seek outside help when necessary. If your grief seems like it is too much to bear, seek professional assistance to help work through your grief. It's a sign of strength, not weakness, to seek help.