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Grief and Loss

Grief is a natural response to loss. It is the emotional suffering one feels when something or someone the individual loves is taken away. Grief is also a reaction to any loss. The grief associated... more
Grief is a natural response to loss. It is the emotional suffering one feels when something or someone the individual loves is taken away. Grief is also a reaction to any loss. The grief associated with death is familiar to most people, but individuals grieve in connection with a variety of losses throughout their lives, such as unemployment, ill health or the end of a relationship. Loss can be categorized as either physical or abstract the physical loss being related to something that the individual can touch or measure, such as losing a spouse through death, while other types of loss are abstract, and relate to aspects of a person’s social interactions.
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Questions and Answers

Mary Kate Veal
Mary Kate Veal
In-person/Telehealth Collaborative Therapist

Plenty of counselors will provide low-cost or no-cost therapy for those who cannot afford it; looking online is a good start but also your community centers and other places like that can help you find these resources. 

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.
Cynthia Finefrock
Cynthia Finefrock
LPC Associate, supervised by Martin K. Shaw, LPC-S, LMFT and Christy Graham, LPC-S, RPT-S

Solemnity for your loss. There may be free counseling services in your area. I would recommend researching nonprofit organizations near you. I wonder if there could be free grief support groups online or at churches near you. Take care of yourself, and reach out to others for support when you need... more

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Crystal Robinson
Crystal Robinson
It's okay not to be okay!

You have my condolences. I would suggest your local Hospice as they offer free counseling services. If you come across someone that you feel may be able to help you process the grief, inquire about pro bono services or sliding scale. 

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide.   If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.
Rachelle Burrell
Rachelle Burrell
What you have to say matters

I'm sorry about your grandpa. I suggest that you contact your local hospice. They often have individual or group counseling that is free or has a minimal fee. Many churches offer grief groups. Also, there are organizations such as Open Path that help people to access affordable counseling... more

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So sorry for the loss of your grandpa. It is a brave thing to reach out for support. I'm not sure where you live, but where I live the different hospice organizations offer free grief groups. You do not have to have a connection with the hospice to receive support. During the pandemic, many of these... more

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Dr. Meredyth Lawrynce
Dr. Meredyth Lawrynce
Serving Clients Nationwide

You have my deepest condolences! It is hard to lose someone you love, was close! Remembering the good times and wrapping yourself in those warm memories. Think of your grandpa in his totality, all the things about him, so you remember the entire essence of him. Perhaps you could write to him... more

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Dr. Joi Latson
Dr. Joi Latson
Lets start your journey today!

Hi! There are support groups to join! I facilitate grief groups at trauma resolution center. Individuals are free to join if you live in Fl. Feel free to call 305-374-9990 to ask when the next grief group will begin. They are virtual

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.
The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room. The death of a child is like no other. I am so sorry for you. When a child dies (no matter what the age) it is out of nature’s order. Amongst other things, there are bereavement support groups specifically for parents as well as organizations that are parent grief focused. Many years later if someone is feeling “depressed” as you say, it is called complicated grief. I would highly recommend seeing a therapist who specializes in grief counseling. It’s important to sort through your son’s death and your grief in order to make sense of these feelings. With organizations such as “Compassionate Friends” as well as hospices and houses of religion who offer support groups, you’ll be able to connect with other parents who “get it”.

So sorry that you dealing with the loss of your mother! Our mother is one of our primary relationships. They are someone who have known us our entire lives. It is really hard when a mother dies! There are many different things that you can do to help yourself during this challenging time. First, be... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide.   If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.
Dr. Meredyth Lawrynce
Dr. Meredyth Lawrynce
Serving Clients Nationwide

Did this begin around the time you suffered the loss of your loved one? You have my deepest condolences.  Perhaps the grief around that is what is the root of your being unhappy.  

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.