Understanding Grief

Losing someone so dear to you can be an emotionally difficult period. It drains one physically and emotionally. While every situation is unique, some reactions are repetitive. People who had lost a loved one feel a common type of emotion. While losing a loved one can be painful, you are advised to not undertake the death cleanup process yourself. Rather, reach out to a crime scene cleaning company. These experts clean up death scenes in a safe and professional manner. No doubt, you may think a DIY death cleanup will save you cost but have you given a second thought to its negative health impact? It will be an experience that you may never forget for the rest of your life. And if you fail to find a solution quickly, it could lead to depression. So, your best bet is to leave death cleanup to the experts. 

The Stages of Grief

There are basically five stages of grief namely denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. There are no rules as to how long each stage of bereavement should last. 

1. Denial

At this stage, the bereaved is overwhelmed by the shocking news. It leaves him or her in a state of astonishment. At this stage, you do not want to take the news seriously. The denial stage is trying not to believe that the deceased is no more. The individual thinks of it as a nightmare or an illusion. The denial stage happens briefly, but it becomes worrisome if the person can’t get over it. 

2. Anger

Now that the person has come to terms that the deceased is no more, then comes the anger phase. At this stage, the person revolts against their feelings. They want someone to take responsibility for the death, even if it’s a natural death. This is one of the most painful stages to pass through. It could even get worse when the individual blames him or herself. The individual believes the deceased would still be alive if he or she had done something. 

3. Negotiation

Frustration sets in and the bereaved person tries to see if he or she can negotiate the return of the deceased back to life. Knowing that this is an impossible feat, the next phase sets in and that is depression.

4. Depression

Saddened by the thoughts of losing a loved one, the bereaved person falls into depression. At this stage, they find it difficult to cope with life in general. Life suddenly means nothing to them anymore. If this phase of mourning goes on for too long, then the individual should seek professional help. 

5. Acceptance

At this stage of grief, the person takes to fate. The person fined strength from within to fend off the depressing state and pain they’ve been going through. Now, it has dawned on them that the deceased is no more and the next step is to pick up the pieces of their life and start rebuilding. They resume daily routines and want to be in the company of others.