Bereavement and causes of bereavement
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- 1. Bereavement meansto be deprived ofsomeone by death.The death ofsomeone you love isone of thegreatest losses thatcan occur.
2. Feelings of bereavement can alsoaccompany other losses, the loss of your health the health of someone you care about the end of an important relationship,through divorce. 3. In our day to day lives,loss affects each of us onsome scale. There canbe smaller losses such asdropping some loose changefrom a pocket, or a slightscratch on a brand car. 4. At other times there maybe significant losses, suchas a house burningdown, the loss ofeyesight, or even thedeath of a loved one. 5. The death of a loved one isalways difficult, particularlywhen it is sudden oraccidental. Your relationshipto the person who has diedwill greatly influence yourreaction to the loss. 6. The loss of a husband orwife is particularly hard.The surviving spouse willusually have to deal witha multitude of decisionsregarding funeralarrangements, finances,and other legalities at atime when they may feelleast able to deal withsuch matters. 7. The bereavedspouse mayalso have toexplain thedeath tochildren andhelp themthrough theirgrief. 8. In addition to the severeemotional trauma, thedeath may lead to financialproblems if the deceasedspouse was the family'smain source of income. 9. Regardless ofthe cause ofdeath, or theage of the child,this is anemotionallydevastatingevent thatoverwhelms aparent. 10. . A child's death arouses anoverwhelming sense of injusticefor lost potential, unfulfilleddreams, and senseless suffering. Parents may feel responsible forthe child's death, no matter howirrational that may seem. Parents may also feel that theyhave lost a vital part of their ownidentity. 11. No matter what age theperson age is young orold, single or with a familyof his ownhe will still bedeeply affected by thedeath of his mother orfather 12. When his mom or dad dies, itmay be one of the mostemotional losses he'll experiencein life. It is only natural to feelconsumed by a combination ofpain, fear, and deep sadness atthe loss of such a significantinfluence in his life. 13. When person lose a parent, hemay also lose a lifelong friend,counselor, and adviser.Therefore, he may suddenlyfeel very much alone, even ifhe has the support of otherfamily and friends. 14. Then person will experience whatis called secondary loss. This iswhen he may begin to think of allthe upcoming experiences thathis parent will not be there toshare in. Things like careeraccomplishments, watching hisown children grow, and othermilestones. 15. For every suicide it isclaimed that onaverage six peoplesuffer intense grief.Those affectedinclude parents,partners, children,siblings, relatives,friends, coworkers,and clinicians. 16. Coping with bereavementthrough suicide can be moredifficult than dealing withother losses because of thefeelings of stigmatization,shame, guilt, and rejectionthat are often experienced. 17. The stigma that stillattaches to deathsby suicide in manycultures canincrease thebereaved person'ssense of isolationand vulnerability. 18. The death of a petwill often mean theloss of a cherishedfamily member andcan trigger greatsorrow. People lovetheir pets andconsider themmembers of theirfamily. 19. it's not unusual to feeloverwhelmed by the intensity ofhis sorrow about pets death. Animals provide companionship,acceptance, emotional support,and unconditional love during thetime they share with that person 20. . Other people may find it hard tounderstand such a reaction to what theymay see as the loss of "just an animal,"and they may, therefore, be lessunderstanding of his grief. However, his loss is significant and personshould give his self permission to mournthe passing of his beloved pet. 21. Anticipatory grief isthe normal mourningthat occurs when apatient or family isexpecting a death.Anticipatory grief hasmany of the samesymptoms as thoseexperienced after adeath has occurred. 22. Anticipatory grief includesdepression, extreme concern for thedying person, preparing for thedeath, and adjusting to changescaused by the death. It can give the family time to getused to the reality of the impendingloss. 23. A person does not necessarily feelthe same kind of grief before adeath occurs as the grief felt after adeath. There is no set amount of grief thata person will feel. Grief experiencedbefore a death does not make thegrief after that death easier orshorter in duration.