The emotional pain the comes with loss is normal – it’s something we will all experience at some stage. It can be a really difficult thing to go through, and it’s different for each of us.
Everyone grieves differently and there not right or wrong way to feel – whatever you feel is OK.
You may experience loss after something or something is taken away from you. For example this may be the death of someone you love, your parents splitting up, a pet dying, a friendship ending, moving away from friends and family, a relationship breakup.
Grief comes with a lot of different feelings and can be an emotional roller-coaster ride of:
It's also common to be confused about how you're feeling.
Grief can affect you:
Experiencing loss can be powerful, overwhelming, and hard to cope with. Even normal day-to-day activities like making breakfast, talking to people, and going to school can be really difficult.
Some people need time out from their normal routine. Others find comfort in sticking to their usual timetable. Whatever you feel is OK – no one can tell you how to deal with your loss.
Here are some ideas to help you get through:
When other people are grieving, we can feel quite awkward – it’s hard to know what to do or say, especially because we don’t want to make them feel worse than they already do. But, there are ways you can help: