You’re not alone. When you lose someone you love, the grief can be all-consuming.
Everyone is different and you’ll react to the loss in a way that is unique to you. But support is available. You might find it helps to talk with someone outside your immediate family or to someone who has been through a similar experience.
When you’re grieving it’s normal to feel disbelief, numbness, anger, physical and mental pain, guilt, depression and regret. Thinking you’re seeing or hearing someone who has died is also a common experience and can be both comforting and distressing. The old adage ‘time heals’ is true but the reality is that grief takes a different course for us all and sometimes we need a little help.
You can talk to religious ministers, hospital chaplains or people from organisations that help bereaved people. You could call one of the following: