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Coping With Grief

How long does grieving take?

The grieving process can take some time. How long it takes depends on a number of things including the nature of the loss, e.g. whether it was sudden or expected, your own resilience and the amount of support you receive. In
general, though, it takes one to two years to recover from a major loss.

What would help me to cope?

There are many things you can do to help yourself cope during this time. Consider asking for help and support
from family, friends or a support group or seek counselling.

Try to accept that some things, like death, are beyond your control.

Avoid making major decisions -your judgement may be affected and changes could increase your
stress levels.

Give yourself the time and space to grieve so that by working through it you are able to reach acceptance of your loss and face the future more positively.

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