Dealing with Grief and Guilt

Posted on May 31st, 2020

Losing someone on any given day is difficult to deal with – we all handle grief in our own individual way. Some of us carry it for longer than others but there is no right or wrong way to face it. We know times are different during the Covid-19 pandemic and we are all doing our best to stay healthy, complying with social distancing rules to keep those around us safe as well.

We could do all we can to not to contract this disease, but life takes all sorts of turns. The guilt that could come with passing this virus onto another person, perhaps at a higher risk than yourself, would be a hard feeling to work through, especially when paired with grief.  If this is something you are going through right now, the best advice we can give is to talk about what you are going through with others; you are never alone despite how you may feel.

Surround yourself with a reliable support system of family and friends who you can open up to about what you are experiencing.

We may be self-isolating, but that does not mean you should be mentally isolating yourself. Pick up the phone and have a chat with someone you love – it can do the world of good.

For more professional guidance and support with your mental health after the passing of a loved one, we recommend scheduling an appointment with your GP. For an immediate response in a mental health crisis, contact the Samaritans on 116 123 or via their email address, both of which are free and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, or make your way to any A&E department if you feel you require urgent care.

Our team are also here for you before, during and after the funeral of a loved one, so please do not hesitate to give us a call if you require support 01206 862 963 – we wish you all physical and mental wellness during this time.