Death, grief and trauma

If you’ve lost someone you love, it can be shocking, heartbreaking and traumatic.

Whilst the grief process is a widely accepted part and parcel of losing a family member, a loved one or a friend, it has to be remembered that everyone’s experience of grief and loss is unique to them – there’s no hard and fast rule where bereavement is concerned.

You may experience all kinds of difficult and unexpected emotions, from shock or anger to disbelief, guilt, and profound sadness. The pain of grief can also disrupt your physical health, making it difficult to sleep, eat, or even think straight. These are normal reactions to significant loss.

But when it gets as though there’s no end in sight, grief is all-consuming, and you become unable to move on, it may be that you’ve suffered a traumatic reaction due to the bereavement.

This can be especially true of sudden, shocking and unexpected deaths, and if Normal recovery processes do not seem to have enabled you through your grief, it may be time to seek some help.

At the Crisis Clinic, we have much experience in helping people through what can be extremely traumatic periods following the death of someone you love, and whilst we cannot replace your loved one, we can help you to come to terms with your sense of loss, and enable you to improve your psychological well-being.

Please contact us if you have been deeply affected by the death of a loved one.