BY: BRIAN TYLER, ALPHONSUS BROWN, KEELY HOLMES
What is grief?
Grief is a deep sorrow, mainly caused by someone's death.
What are the different stages of grief?
- Denial or numbness- It may be difficult to believe the loss has occurred
- Emotional Release- The loss is recognized. This stage often involve periods of crying
- Anger- the person uses anger because he or she feels powerless and unfairly deprived
- Bargaining- As the reality of the loss sets in the person may promise to change if what was lost can be returned
- Depression- Beyond the feeling of sadness, feeling of isolation, alienation, and hopelessness
- Remorse- The person may become preoccupied with thoughts about how the loss could have been prevented
- Acceptance- The person faces the reality of the loss, and experiences closure, or the acceptance of a loss
- Hope- remembering becomes less painful, and the person begins to look ahead to the future.
The Grieving Process: Coping with Death
Death of a Loved One Leaves Impact
A woman had died from an aneurysm and her sister was traumatized. A church had helped her accept her sister's death.