Grief and loss
Dealing with grief
The sensitive topics of grief and loss are often subject to a taboo in society. Many people therefore try not to show their grief openly. The reason for this is often that there is great uncertainty in the family, among friends and in the work environment about how to talk to and support people in their grief. The individual mourning process should be given as much space and time as necessary because every person mourns differently.
The path through grief
Anyone confronted with loss goes through an emotionally stressful process. During this process, various feelings are experienced, such as fear, anger, loneliness, helplessness, despair or a feeling of not being able to cope. It takes time for the loss to be integrated into life. The path through grief is different for each individual. Grief can occur in phases, in spurts or in waves that catch up with the grieving person.