What kind of help is available for emotional and spiritual distress?

Don’t let fear, anxiety, anger or guilt steal your opportunity for a meaningful end-of-life experience. The expert guidance of a counselor, social worker or chaplain can help you come to terms with your illness and other concerns so you can achieve end-of-life goals.

They will help you identify and address the issues that concern you most, encourage important conversations with family and friends, and help you find peace with your circumstances so you can make the most of every day.

Learn more about improving quality of life by seeking emotional and spiritual support from local experts.

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How can I deal with a recent or inevitable loss?

Your feelings of grief, or the anticipation of loss, can make you feel like life is out of control. You may feel like others are judging how you are feeling and have expectations about how long those feelings should last.

Everyone’s experience with loss is unique; however, it is not unusual for you to experience any of the following:

  • Physical – fatigue, over-sensitivity, muscle soreness, appetite changes, shaking, head or stomach ache, sweating
  • Mental – confusion, sensing the presence of the deceased, hallucinations, feeling out of touch with reality
  • Spiritual – anger at God, emptiness, searching for meaning, unable to forgive
  • Emotional – anger, anxiety, guilt, helplessness, sadness or depression, shock, powerlessness, feeling like you are going crazy
  • Behavioral – avoidance, crying, dreaming, restlessness, disorganization, withdrawal, impulsive decision making

Grief support provides insight, education and encouragement that will help you adjust to life after the loss of a loved one. Resources to help you include:

  • Supportive phone calls
  • One-on-one meetings with a bereavement counselor
  • Organized support groups

Lean on the experts in grief and loss to help you identify and cope with your varying emotions at this important time.

Learn more about how expert bereavement counselors can help you adjust to life without a loved one.

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