Grief can have a detrimental impact on your body and physical health. Here are some guidelines on grief and how long the grieving process typically lasts.
Those who are grieving often feel a great amount of stress and anxiety.
They may have trouble relaxing or sleeping, which can lead to fatigue or insomnia.
Grief can even actually cause a to person feel physical aches and pains.
Usually, these issues are only temporary, but over time, the stress that can come along with grief can cause more serious issues like heart problems, a lowered immune system, and digestive issues.
People may develop unhealthy coping mechanisms to deal with the physical and emotional pain, and they sometimes turn to drugs, alcohol, or other potentially addictive behaviors.
If you feel overwhelmed or debilitated by your loss, it can help to speak with a mental health professional, or to join a support group where you can interact with people who have been through a loss as well.
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.