Understanding Grief

closeup shot of bouquetHealing from a loss is not easy. It’s a long, sometimes painful process. Community Hospice of Texas and Providence Hospice provide a comprehensive bereavement program that allows you to begin the healing process in a setting that is most comfortable to you.

People cope with the loss of a loved one in many ways. There is no right way of coping with death. The way a person grieves depends on the personality of that person and the relationship with the person who has died. How a person copes with grief is affected by their experience with the disease, the way the disease progressed, the person’s cultural and religious background, coping skills, mental history, support systems, and the person’s social and financial status.

Grief is the normal process of reacting to the loss. Grief may be experienced as a mental, physical, social, or emotional reaction. Mental reactions can include anger, guilt, anxiety, sadness, and despair. Physical reactions can include sleeping problems, changes in appetite, physical problems, or illness. Social reactions can include feelings about taking care of others in the family, seeing family or friends, or returning to work.

Community Hospice of Texas and Providence Hospice are committed to providing support and education to help you during the period of grief and bereavement. Through monthly group activities, individual meetings, informative newsletters, grief support groups and yearly memorial services, Community Hospice of Texas and Providence Hospice understand the importance of remembering our loved ones and learning to cope with their passing. Please call for more information about our bereavement and grief programs.