What Is Bereavement ?
Grief is the name given to the feelings we experience when someone or something that we love dearly is lost to us.
Grief is felt well beyond the physical loss of the loved one. The void that they leave behind in every place they have been, every memory they are in, and everything that you might have experienced with them in the future that is poorer for their loss, is difficult to get past.
When trauma is involved, often due to a sudden or shocking death (murder, car crash, the loss of a child, etc.) other feelings come into play which adds an additional layer of complexity. Trauma is a disabling condition that often blocks the victim’s ability to grieve, prolonging their recovery period and leaving them more vulnerable to psychological disorders such as depression.It is perfectly natural and quite essential to grieve for a loss and, if you openly express your emotions, over time they should subside. However, if you feel that you are suffering from trauma it is important to speak to someone about it, as this must be addressed before you can start to grieve.