VNA of Rhode Island Hospice Care - Visiting Nurses Association
VNA of Rhode Island Hospice Care - Visiting Nurses Association

Grief Resources

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The Compassionate Friends

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Caring Connections

 

are you grieving?

What is Grief?

Grief is the normal and natural response to the loss of a loved one or something important to you. You may feel empty, nauseous, or just numb. You may have trouble sleeping, be forgetful, have no desire to eat, or even have a hard time breathing. Your mouth may be dry and your hands may tremble.

Being angry is not unusual. It may be at a particular situation or person, or for no reason at all. Guilt and regret are common feelings. Regret for something related to the loss that you didn’t do—like say goodbye. Regret over something you did do—like behave differently.

Becoming socially withdrawn, absentminded, or distracted are also common reactions.

Help for Grief

The loss of a loved one touches every part of our lives. You don’t have to struggle alone. Our professionals can help you with your grief.

Our Spiritual Counselor and Bereavement Counselor at Hospice of the VNA of Rhode Island are experienced with grief and ways to cope. The time spent grieving is different for everyone. It often begins before a loved one dies and lasts as long as it lasts. However, the physical effects of grief are tolling and the effect it has on your friends and family can be as negative as your loss.
The time spent grieving can be helped by how well you are prepared for grief.
We invite you to contact them at 401-574-4900

VNA of Rhode Island Hospice Care - Visiting Nurses Association
VNA of Rhode Island Hospice Care - Visiting Nurses Association