“Will I ever stop crying? Why does the shock of it feel so raw still? I feel so angry – with myself and especially! Why did I not do it differently that day? I feel so hopeless. Will this nightmare ever stop? I can see the darkness at the bottom of the tower. I feel so lonely. What if I step into the darkness? Maybe it is better if I am also not here anymore…”
Dealing with grief may be experienced as an intense emotional process and many people find that coping with loss takes time – a lot of time for many.
The following learning material explains the causes of grief, the components of grief as well as the barriers to grieving. Guidance is provided in regard to useful coping mechanisms which can be incorporated into daily routines until a new normal is established after the loss.