Could I be grieveing and unaware? That’s a question I hear often as a counselor and my general response before a weighty conversation is generally, yes. For many years before becoming a counselor, I only associated grief with death, and am now so thankful to have learned that I was wrong. Grief can be experienced from the loss of a loved one, divorce, loss of a job, having to relocate, a medical diagnosis, and in this hour – from being isolated from those that you love and care for.
When people share that they have these symptoms: anger, anxiety, lonliness, panic, lack of energy, weight loss, denial, confusion, trouble concentrating, sleepless nights, and even appetite changes, what’s your first thought? You probably didn’t think of grief – first, but these are all normal symptoms of grief. I wanted to bring this to your attention with hopes that as a people, we become a bit more empathetic towards each other, not knowing what people are going through. Even if you’re experiencing some of these symptoms yourself, take time to come to terms with your emotions, your experience and your mindset. I want you healed. #griefismorethandeath #heal