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The Essential Guide to Grief and Grieving by MS. Debra Holland

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chapter 18

Help from Others

How bereavement support can help

Getting professional help

Choosing your counselor wisely

Social support

Grief from bereavement can be bewildering because it’s such a change from your normal experience and way of being. Suffering in silence and ignorance won’t aid your grief journey; it will only inhibit it. Reaching out to others, and allowing them to support you, is a vital way to sustain you as you journey through your time of mourning. The reality is that, like most people, you’ll depend on friends and relatives and may not feel the need for more support. However, if you do, there’s a range of help available, depending on your needs.

Because much of our society has a death-denying mentality, the decision ...

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