QUESTIONS & INSIGHTS
THE NATURE AND PURPOSE OF GRIEF
Someone once said, "Grief is reaching out for someone who's always been there, only to find when you need them the most, one last time, they're gone." We think there is a lot of truth in those words.
The death of a loved one is life's most painful events. Death and grief are often misunderstood and treated as taboo topics of discussion, even though death is an inevitable part of life for everyone.
Grief can be lonely and isolating and it presents in unique ways to each mourner. There is no standard presentation or duration for grief. For some the feeling of loss is instant, for others, it is delayed, and for most, it comes in waves of sadness. However your grief presents, it is important to be patient and gentle with yourself and to seek support if you need it.
If you are concerned for the health and welfare of someone who has recently lost a loved one, it is important to check in on them or help them set up a system of support.