Coping With An Unexpected Death

By: Ian Elliott
Thursday, September 27, 2018

Most people aren’t good at dealing with unexpected occurrences and events such as death. In case a loved one passes away unexpectedly, that can bring on a wave of grief, sorrow, and disbelief. Families can find it extremely challenging to deal with the death of a loved one. If the demise is unexpected, it can make the situation all the more difficult to handle. But there are different things you can do to cope with an unexpected death. Here are some of them:

Symptoms People Suffer

Many people become frustrated, distressed and depressed when someone close to them passes away unexpectedly. In fact, most people also go through various stages of denial, anger, disbelief, frustration, and helplessness at a time like this. These feelings have a negative impact on their psychological health and can also affect their physical health. People can suffer from symptoms such as:

  • Restlessness
  • Sleeplessness
  • Lack of appetite
  • Lack of enthusiasm
  • Weakness
  • Illnesses and maladies
  • Other

The Best Ways to Cope

It’s normal to grieve, and sorrow and mourning are part of the healing process. But in order to cope, it's important to proactively do a few things, such as:

  • Improve eating habits and maintain regularity with meals
  • Not neglect your health
  • Try to maintain a regular sleep routine
  • Get some fresh air and exercise to keep healthy
  • Spend some time with friends and family- this will help you lighten up a bit and forget your stresses
  • Meditate
  • Discuss what you are going through with someone you trust

If you try to do some or all of these things, depending on the symptoms you’re experiencing, you should be able to handle your grief in a much better, healthier way. For information about our services, contact us or give us a call (604) 888-9895. We at Arbutus Funeral Service will be happy to help

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

The Importance Of A Cemetery To Our Community

Human beings have been building cemeteries for centuries and most of these places have been an important part of their community. Cemeteries many have a spooky reputation due to their portrayal in ...

Modern Ways To Memorialize A Loved One

When you lose a loved one, you want something important to remember them by. A memorial of some sort can help grieving individuals remember happy times and keep the deceased individual in their hea...

Coping With Grief Over The Holidays

Grieving is a difficult process and it can be especially trying during the holiday season. Many people feel frustrated or overwhelmed by the festive atmosphere, struggling to contain their pain wit...

Social Media Meets Funeral Service? The Pro’s And Cons

Almost everyone has a Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram account these days. They use social media platforms to communicate with loved ones, share information, and stay in touch with people living in ...

Comfort Foods for the Grieving

People need to pay close attention to their health, especially when they're grieving. However, people tend to neglect this and often disregard consuming healthy food. When people go through such a...

Building a Bucket List

People often feel they aren’t living their life to the fullest. Being busy in your everyday work routine can make it difficult to make time for your interests and ambitions. It is never too late to...

Choosing the Right Cremation Urn For You

Cremations are getting very common these days because of the pros they offer over traditional burials. However, considering a person who isn’t familiar with the process, some technicalities of the ...

How To Choose The Right Celebrant Or Clergy Member For Your Loved One's Service

When you lose a loved one, you need to organize a funeral service and make all the necessary arrangements. The process also involves choosing the right celebrant or clergy member for the service. Y...

Who Is Eligible For Hospice Care?

Establishments providing hospice care focus on individuals that have a low life expectancy. It is a good way to make sure that the person who is at the end of life has some comfort and companionshi...

Pre-Planning Your Funeral

Pre-planning a funeral has become very popular in recent years. Most funeral homes offer the service and provide detailed guidelines on how to do it. While it is natural to feel some discomfort abo...