If you are experiencing grief, what can you do about it?
- Talk to someone about how you feel. Bottling things up will only make you feel depressed and alone. Many people have experienced the same types of feelings that you have and will understand.
- Write a letter to the person that you lost. When you're done, either stash it away or rip it up. It feels good to talk to the person (even if it's on paper).
- Share great memories of that person with friends or family members. Plan a meal or gathering where you can each share your favorite memory of that person and how they made your life better.
- Make a Memory Box or Book. You can include pictures, stories, or other things that remind you of that person. Pull it out when you want to think about them and connect with your feelings. When you are done, put the book or box away to pull out again at another time.
It’s ok to feel sad and hurt. Don’t try to stuff, hide, or ignore your feelings. If you get so sad that it begins to affect your daily life, it’s time to ask someone for help.