The loss of a loved one is a very stressful event in our lives. The ups and downs of grief can be incredibly challenging and that is very normal and common.

dealing with grief

Remembering that it takes time to fully grasp the impact and circumstances of a loss. Fortunately, there are a lot of tools and resources that can help you cope with the feelings tied to the loss of a loved one.

Grief appears in many ways and many emotions. It is important to remember everyone grieves differently. 

What to Expect After Loss

Multiple emotions including:

  • Sadness
  • Shock
  • Guilt
  • Anger
  • Numbness
  • Denial
  • Depression
  • Acceptance

Fatigue

Anxiety

Difficulty sleeping

A few tips for creating your own pathway to healing are below:

  1. Grieve in your own way
  2. Seek help
    • Support group
    • Grief counselor
  3. Self-care
  4. Don’t isolate yourself

Being patient and finding support will help you survive grief. The pain and numerous other emotions you experience as part of your loss will someday lessen. Remembering the cherished memories of your loved one either privately or openly can allow for healing.

Grief Support Resources

Good Grief of Kansas, Inc.
2622 W Central
Wichita, KS 67203
Phone: 316-612-0700

Good Grief of Kansas provides grief support for persons who have lost a loved one through death. They also provide support services to bereaved men and women as they journey through grief into a new life without their loved one. Good Grief support services are available in Derby and throughout Wichita.

 

Grief Recovery Kansas
1255 S Tyler Rd Suite D
(In Wildflower Therapies LLC)
Wichita, KS 67209
(316) 530-3043

The Grief Recovery Method based grief support groups have been helping people feel better after a loss for the past 40 years. Grief Recovery of Kansas specializes in helping people to overcome a number of different types of grief.

 

GriefShare 

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. Click here to see a list of grief recovery support groups meeting weekly in Wichita.

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