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

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