Mental Health Moment: Coping with Grief

grief mental health moment Dec 30, 2021

As we come into the final days of 2021 and reflect on the last year, some of us may be feeling down and out about how things did or didn't go throughout the year. One those emotions you may be feeling is grief. Grief is a process that we all go through at some point in life. Our founder and CEO, Chante Meadows, shares a few words on how to cope with grief.

If you or someone you know is struggling with grief, please contact our office to schedule an appointment.


Grief is a word we usually use when we're talking about death of a loved one. But truly grief is about loss. And it can be loss of anything. It can be a divorce, a relationship, a house, a dream, an idea. Obviously, it is a lot harder when it's loss of a loved one. But understand grief is a process that we have to go through.

I encourage you to not push it down. So just allow it to happen. Acknowledge that grief will trigger other things to come up for yourself. Depression may show up, anxiety may show up and it's being triggered by grief. But once again, you can't push it down. You just have to allow the process to happen. Understand, you can have physical symptoms, headaches and stomach aches.

So I encourage you to also take that time while you're grieving to take care of your physical health. Make sure your body is ready to go through the grief process. And most importantly, don't go through grief alone. Allow yourself to seek out support. It may be loved ones, it may be group counseling, it may be individual therapy, but I truly encourage you to know that grief is a process that you have to go through. We can't rush it. It can be very uncomfortable and hard but you can do it.

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