Losing a loved one is a profoundly painful, heartbreaking experience. Although mourning is often a difficult, time-consuming process, complicated bereavement disrupts this process, keeping those struggling with it from overcoming the pain of their loss and functioning normally in everyday life. Instead, individuals suffering from complicated bereavement find themselves stuck in mourning. The pain of their loss seems ever-present and never fading. These feelings can be extremely isolating and debilitating, inhibiting normal social and occupational functioning.
There is a wide variety of symptoms of complicated bereavement, including the following:
- All-consuming grief
- Inability to accept the loss
- Avoidance of things related to/reminiscent of the loss
- Frequent/constant thoughts about the loved one who has passed, coupled with a powerful longing to be with them again
- Feelings of anger, guilt, or bitterness
- Isolation, loneliness, detachment, numbness
- Inability to trust or connect with others
- Insomnia or other sleep disruption
- Physical symptoms, such as extreme fatigue, weight changes, nausea, and muscle pain
At our mental health treatment center, we provide peaceful facilities where clients can learn how to accept and heal from their loss. Working with both clinicians and peers, clients will break free of their isolation and realize that they are not alone in their struggle. Our structured Grief & Loss therapy group is especially vital to healing from complicated bereavement.
In this structured space, clients come together as peers to address their feelings, build a support network, and practice techniques for returning to everyday functioning. Through this program, clients come to accept their loss and cope with the pain it has caused them, finally allowing them to heal and live a full life.
While our clients make considerable and rapid improvements, complicated bereavement is often a long-term condition. Through years of experience, our mental health treatment center has learned how to provide the entire spectrum of care for our clients. From inpatient to outpatient, from transitional living to a long-term aftercare plan, our program has been designed to free our clients from the clutches of complicated bereavement.
Contact us now to start the healing process.