Chances are that every one of us will grieve over the loss of a close friend or relative. While there is no question that grief is nearly universal, there has been some debate as to whether the frequent crying spells, depressed mood, sleep disturbances, and loss of appetite so common to the bereavement process may have something to do with depression. Until recently, many argued that the grieving process is a normal response to death and not an illness to be treated. However, more are coming to believe that bereavement is a major stressor, like divorce, which can lead to depression. While the question remains somewhat open-ended, grieving individuals who feel they need help are encouraged to get it.

Is your grief affecting your ability to function? Do you feel mired in your grief? Overwhelmed? If so, please call our office. Our compassionate counselors understand how losing a loved one can touch every part of your life. We can provide a safe space for you to address your loss, as well as proven techniques for dealing with it. In addition to help with grief issues, we can also provide relief for those wrestling with stress, depression, or anxiety.

P.S. Individuals who are angry at or otherwise conflicted in their feelings about the deceased may find that grieving is more difficult.