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The Truth About Grief and Loss

Losing a person you love is heartbreaking. Whether it's through death, the end of a friendship, or a relationship break up, it changes your life. You may have felt like a strong and confident person before, but can't seem to get over this loss. First of all, this is a perfectly normal reaction. Secondly, there is help. Here are a few things you should know about experiencing grief and loss.


There Is No One Right Way to Grieve


Every person is unique and every loss is different. You will have good days and bad days but it's important to experience the difficult feelings in order to move past them. You might try journaling or exercising and be sure to get plenty of rest and proper nutrition.


It's Okay to Ask for Help


Especially if you start to have suicidal thoughts or begin to self-harm, it's important to seek out help. You may wish to talk with a friend or family member you can trust, but don't be afraid to reach out to a psychologist for depression if you think you might need professional help.


You Will Feel Better Soon


It's hard to see it at the time, but you will survive this loss. Ups and downs are normal, but don't try to speed through the healing process. Doing so will actually end up setting you back and inhibit your ability to enjoy the other good things in your life in the present moment.


Start Your Path to Healing


I would like to express my deepest sympathies for your loss. Whatever you may be going through, I encourage you to contact me. As a licensed clinical psychologist in Santa Monica, I can help you process your grief and loss and find a path to healing so that you may once again live a whole and happy life.

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