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Grief

Saturday, 12 December 2015 00:00  by Brittany F.

Grief

can be described in so many different ways and everyone deals with grief in their own way. With the holiday season here, it can be a very difficult time for so many people. It’s always hard to take a step back and think about all of the people that are dealing with unfortunate events in their life that can lead to dealing with grief, anxiety, depression, loneliness and stress.

When you’ve lost a loved one, special times and memories come flooding back and you are reminded that you can no longer make memories with them. When you’ve lost a job, you stress about money and how you are going to pay for anything. When you have kids, anxiety can take over just trying to get prepared or being lonely when you don’t have anyone to come home to or any family to visit.

These issues may seem so little to people but to the person dealing with it; it can seem so big. It isn’t always easy to deal with and many take on other coping mechanisms to deal with it, i.e. drinking, panic attacks, over-eating or under-eating and so many more. Though it may be the last thing on your mind, there are things to help get you through this time of year.

You could volunteer at a soup kitchen or a “Coats for the Cold” drive, you could find an activity of some sort, or you could find a group where you can talk about what is going on and have supportive people around you. If none of these things work and you feel that you are at the end of your rope, Brookhaven Retreat is here. I know that an inpatient treatment facility may not be for everyone, but just remember there are many things you can do to get help.

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