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What is Grief?

According to Wikipedia Grief is a multifaceted response to loss, particularly to the loss of someone or something that has died, to which a bond or affection was formed. Although conventionally focused on the emotional response to loss, it also has physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, and philosophical dimensions. While the terms are often used interchangeably, bereavement refers to the state of loss, and grief is the reaction to loss.

Grief is a natural response to loss. It is the emotional suffering one feels when something or someone the individual loves is taken away. Grief is also a reaction to any loss. The grief associated with death is familiar to most people, but individuals grieve in connection with a variety of losses throughout their lives, such as unemployment, ill health or the end of a relationship. Loss can be categorized as either physical or abstract,the physical loss being related to something that the individual can touch or measure, such as losing a spouse through death, while other types of loss are abstract, and relate to aspects of a person’s social interactions.

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 What is Healing?

Healing (literally meaning to make whole[1]) is the process of the restoration of health to an unbalanced, diseased or damaged organism.

It is also referred to in the context of the grieving process.

In psychiatry and psychology, healing is the process by which neuroses and psychoses are resolved to the degree that the client is able to lead a normal or fulfilling existence without being overwhelmed by psychopathological phenomena. This process may involve psychotherapy, pharmaceutical treatment and increasingly traditional spiritual approaches.

 

We have lost loved ones and we are grieving the loss. Our pain never stops and everyday we must go on and continue to fight.

Grieving is a life long process it is something that we will learn to cope with throughout our journey. There are so many people grieving and taking things day by day.

We can grieve happily, we can grieve differently, we can overcome.

GrievingD gives you many positive outlooks on how to overcome your own personal grief. Providing resources and tools along the way.

 Share a story about your loved one. Relate, open up and let it out. Smile, cry, release. We all need outlets. Realize how many others are facing the same battle while you conquer yours.

We are in this Fight together.