GRIEF AND LOSS - University of Grief and Loss.pdf What is grief Grief is a feeling of deep sadness that can last for many months after the loss of someone or something you love. Grief is part of life but it can be ...

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  • What is grief

    Griefisafeelingofdeepsadnessthatcanlastformanymonthsafterthelossofsomeoneorsomethingyoulove.

    Griefispartoflifebutitcanbeverydifficult.

    Itcanhappenforlotsofreasons.Itmaybewhen:

    apersonyoulovegetssickordies

    yougetsickorinjured

    youmovetoanewplacetolive

    friendsmoveaway

    carersleave

    youstopwork

    yourpetdies.

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    How grief feels

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    Griefaffectspeopledifferently.Itcanmakepeoplefeel:

    likecryingalot

    angry,numborshocked

    liketheyarenotthemselves

    liketheirworldistumblingdown.

    Sometimespeoplewanttostayathomeandnotgooutanddothethingstheynormallydo.Theymaynotfeellikeeating.Theymaysleepmoreorsleepless.

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    Feeling better

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    Itcanhelptotalkaboutyourfeelingswithpeopleyoutrust.

    Itsoktotakesomeextratimeoffworkortorestforalittlewhileaftersomethingverysadhashappened.Stilldothethingsyounormallydobuttakeabreakwhenyouneedit.

    Youwillfeelbetterwithtime.Itmaytakeafewmonthsorevenayearorlongertofeelbetter.Youwontforgetwhatmadeyoufeelsadbutovertimeyouwillbeabletorememberitwithoutitmakingyoufeelsobad.

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    Tofeelbetteryoucandothingsthatgiveyoucomfort.Thismightbevisitingthecemetery,lookingatphotosorkeepingsomethingspecialthatremindsyouoftheperson.

    Somepeopleliketoplantaspecialtreeordoadrawingoftheperson.

    Ifyoukeepfeelingsadorangryyoumightneedsomeextrahelp.Itisoktoaskforhelp.

  • Where can you find out more

    Booklet - Supporting people with disabilities coping with grief and loss.

    Easytoreadbookletwithlotsofpictures.PublishedbyScope.

    www.scopevic.org.au

    Gotoresources,thenunderHealthandWellbeing,downloadthebooklet.

    Beyond Blue

    The National Depression Initiative

    Remembertotellthemyouhaveanintellectualdisability.

    FactSheet28GriefLossandDepression

    Youmayneedasupportpersontohelpyoulookatthiswebsite.

    1300224636

    24hours7daysaweek

    www.beyondblue.org.au

    Gotogetinformation

    Thendownloadableinformationresources.

    ItisFactSheetNumber28.

    Other fact sheets in this series you may want to read

    FEELING SAD AND FEELING HAPPY

    BEING HEALTHY AND HAPPY

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