Bereavement, grief and loss can cause many different symptoms and they affect people in different ways. There’s no right or wrong way to feel. Some of these symptoms include:
- Shock and numbness – this is usually the first reaction to loss, and people often talk about “being in a daze”
- Overwhelming sadness, with lots of crying tiredness or exhaustion
- Anger – towards the person you’ve lost or the reason for your loss
Guilt – for example, guilt about feeling angry, about something you said or did not say, or not being able to stop your loved one dying.
There is help and support out there, which can help you deal with bereavement. Use the links below to find support groups near you, online support and advice.