Mourning the loss of a loved one is personal and unique. Some people may begin to feel more normal in a matter of weeks, while for others the mourning and grieving process can take months or even years.
Bereavement, after the death of a relative, friend, or loved one—including a beloved pet—is a condition of loss that brings on grief and mourning.
In addition to the passing of a loved one, grief and mourning can also be caused by other events, such as the end of a job or relationship.
These types of endings and losses, such as layoffs or divorces, can also provoke feelings of grieving and mourning.
Grief follows loss. It’s the emotional experience of processing the loss.
Mourning, on the other hand, is the outward expression of your feelings of grief, such as wearing black clothing.
Realize that life will never go back to exactly how it was before your loss, and you will likely continue to miss your loved one for a long time.
Sometimes, if a person is unable to move past the mourning period, they may be diagnosed with complicated grief.
Their feelings may be so painful that they are unable to focus on anything except the loss they experienced.
Complicated grief may occur in up to 7% of the population, and can be treated by a psychologist.
The Monarch Directory makes it easy for you to browse hundreds of licensed counselors and therapists who specialize in grief and view on their individual profiles whether they accept your health insurance.
You can also choose to search therapists on Monarch specifically by your insurance provider.
Take our online depression assessment to determine whether you may be experiencing the symptoms of depression.
If you are feeling depressed, we recommend you reach out speak with someone—a trusted family member, friend, doctor, or therapist—about how you're feeling. Here are counselors near you who specialize in helping clients with depression you may wish to contact for a phone consultation or appointment.