Making Sense of Intense Emotions

By: David Tindall
Friday, November 26, 2021

Life is full of lovely and inspiring things, but it is also full of loss. The loss of a loved one might elicit strong feelings of melancholy. At Tindall Funeral Home, we have seen that bereavement may precipitate depression or exacerbate pre-existing sadness for some individuals.

How To Deal With Intense Grief

While it is natural to mourn and feel very sad after a loss, persistent feelings of melancholy and despair may indicate that you have depression. Whether you are suffering from loss, depression, or both, several techniques can help you mend over time. Here are some of them.

Each person grieves uniquely. Certain individuals may exhibit symptoms remarkably similar to depression and intense grief, such as withdrawal from social situations and severe frustration. There are, nevertheless, critical distinctions between depression and grieving.

  • Individuals who suffer from depression experience it constantly, and the symptoms can change or appear in waves.
     
  • Individuals suffering from depression often isolate themselves and might reject others. While those in mourning may shun social environments, they usually welcome some support from loved ones.
     
  • While it can be challenging to make sense of intense emotions after a loved one's death, you should keep your thoughts occupied. Stay busy and maintain a steady routine, as it will help you deal with these strong emotions better. 

However, if you are clinically depressed, you may have symptoms that are so severe that you are unable to work or do other vital duties. In this case, it is crucial that you consult a professional therapist and not ignore what you are feeling. Pent-up grief can be very harmful to your mental and physical health, and you need to address it without delay. You can keep your loved one near you in a variety of ways.

Choose the method that truly works for you and the family. Contact us at Tindall Funeral Home through our online form or call (315) 468-5521 if you would like to learn more about our pre-planning services and need advice.

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