Causes of Grief
Grief can occur after any type of loss including the loss of a relationship, job, house, income, and even a sports game. World events, such as COVID-19, can be major sources of grief. The pandemic has caused many losses including missed graduation ceremonies, the inability to attend family celebrations, and limits on the freedom to see loved ones whenever and however we’d like.
Symptoms of Grief
There are various symptoms of grief and the four most common components include:
- Separation distress including anxiety, sadness, helplessness, and anger
- Traumatic distress, which may be shock, disbelief, and spikes of emotion
- Guilt, remorse, and regret
- Social withdrawal
While grief can lead to feelings of isolation, try to remember that you do have support.
Getting Treatment for Grief Online
Understanding and discussing your grief with others is an important aspect of the healing process. Online therapists and psychiatrists can be particularly useful for those dealing with grief. Your online provider will help you:
- Process and move through feelings of grief
- Discuss difficult topics in a judgement-free space
- Brainstorm healthy coping mechanisms
Grief can feel so draining that sometimes it’s difficult to get out of bed, let alone travel to a therapist’s office. Luckily, you can get that same level of support online. Start the healing process from the comfort of home with online therapy.