Seeking Professional Help
It’s important not to try to “speed up” the grief process. Coming to terms with a significant loss can take months and even years, not days or weeks. Most people simply require the loving support of others, permission to talk about the person who died, and the encouragement to use their own coping strategies in order to deal with their bereavement.
If you’re struggling to manage – and you’d like to speak with someone beyond your family or close friends – it’s wise to reach out for professional help. Your doctor or a counsellor will be able to assist.
There are also a number of organisations that can help:
- Life Line www.lifeline.org.au ph: 13 11 14
- Beyond Blue www.beyondblue.org.au ph: 1300 22 46 36
- Associated Counsellors Sydney www.counsellingsydney.com.au ph: (02) 8205 0566
- Coronial Grief Counselling Service - Glebe ph: (02) 8584 7800
- Solace Australia (widows and widowers) www.solace.org.au
Contact us if you would like more information on resources to help you deal with grief and bereavement.