Grief Support

The Effects of Grief

Grief is a natural and normal reaction to loss and change. It affects ALL aspects of our selves: the physical, emotional, psychological, behavioral, and spiritual aspects.

PHYSICAL EFFECTS
  • headaches
  • muscular aches
  • hollowness
  • insomnia
  • exhaustion
EMOTIONAL EFFECTS
  • anger
  • sense of helplessness
  • yearning
PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS
  • dizziness
  • loss of appetite
  • breathlessness
  • sadness
  • shock
  • relief
  • sense of depersonalization
  • search for the meaning of life or death
  • preoccupation with thoughts of the deceased
BEHAVIORAL EFFECTS
  • crying
  • avoiding reminders
  • withdrawal
  • moodiness
  • apathy
  • over-activity
SPIRITUAL EFFECTS
  • embracing one’s faith
  • reliance upon God
  • coming to grips with one’s own mortality
  • anxiety
  • numbness
  • guilt
  • lack of concentration
  • dreams of the deceased
  • questioning one’s faith
  • anger toward God
  • searching for the meaning of life

Because grief is such a unique reaction, the intensity, pattern, time frames and resolution will vary for every individual.

© 2021 Agape Care Group. All Rights Reserved Privacy Policy Nondiscrimination