What to do if your loved one is dying: psychological help article You may be feeling a bit overwhelmed by the grief of your loved ones passing.
There’s a lot to take in.
Here’s some helpful information on how to cope with the grief and make sure you’re ready to get through it.
You’re likely thinking about: What to say?
How to handle it?
What to expect?
How much to say and how much to take?
How can I keep calm and not be overwhelmed?
What should I do if I need to get help?
Is there any way I can make sure my loved one feels okay?
What’s the best way to cope?
What are the best ways to talk to my loved ones?
How do I make sure I can get through this?
How is it different to the death of someone I love?
How does it affect the way I think?
How will it affect my relationship with them?
How important is grief to you?
Will it make my life harder?
How should I be thinking about this?
What do I need from my loved or deceased loved one?
What if my loved-ones funeral is delayed?
What about the other people I’ve known who have passed away?
How many people are affected by this?
And so on and so forth.
To help you get through the grieving process, we’ve compiled some helpful resources on grief and death.
But you may also want to check out the links below to read more articles and services on grief, and to read some of our other articles on grief.
The best way forward When you come across grief, you may feel a bit lost.
And that’s understandable.
But, as psychologists and psychotherapists, we know that a grief-free relationship is often better than a griefless one.
So here are some helpful steps to help you cope.
What to ask for and when to ask If you’ve lost someone you love, and you need support and guidance, here are a few things to ask: What was your relationship like?
What is the relationship like between you and your loved or departed loved one and your children?
What can you tell your loved-one’s family?
Who is your deceased loved- one?
If your loved and deceased loved person died on the same day, what were the circumstances surrounding their death?
If you need some comfort, here’s some advice: Get to know your loved person, as they were in a way, for as long as possible.
If you were together as children or adults, ask your family if they were aware of what happened, and whether you feel you should know more about it.
Ask what your loved loved- ones death meant to you.
You can ask what it meant for you, and what your feelings are now.
Ask questions about what happened and what you can do to help.
It’s okay to feel lost if you haven’t been in touch with them in a while.
That’s normal, but it’s important to get in touch as soon as possible, and it’s a good idea to find out who they are, what they did and why they died.
Find out if they’ve had a funeral or memorial.
They may be very much missed.
Ask if they have children or grandchildren who are grieving.
If so, how will you cope with their grief and how will they feel?
Find out how they cope with grief in your own life, and how you can help.
Find the support you need when you need it.
Try to be patient and understanding.
Don’t blame yourself for their loss.
They did something terrible.
Don the best they can, and try to get to know them better.
Find a support group, like a grief counsellor, that’s focused on coping with grief and loss.
Find an open and inclusive community, like bereavement support, that is open to everyone.
You don’t need to be an expert, but you need to find some ways to be supportive.
Take your loved friend or loved-be-loved out for a walk, or a picnic.
Take some time to talk about your feelings, especially if they’re complicated.
Ask them if they would be happy to go to the funeral if you could.
If they’re not, they may want to speak to you about how it might affect their relationship with you.
Find ways to keep in touch.
Find support groups or online groups, like the Australian Bodies for Change group.
Find someone you know who’s grieving.
Find others who have experienced loss, too.
If someone you loved was in a long-term relationship, it might be good to have a conversation with them.
If your spouse or partner died on a work site, you can get information on bereavement insurance, or find out if there are any financial help programs in your community.
If there’s no family member or friend who has died, you might want to find someone who is.
You might find that you can find support in other ways too, like: Support groups where