Dealing with the loss of someone you love can be terribly difficult to cope with, and there is no 'correct' or 'normal' way to respond. Death may be a part of life and grieving a healthy response, but bereavement can be a frightening and profoundly distressing experience.
Breast Cancer Care does not specialise in supporting people through bereavement so below you'll find links to organisations who do.
Experts say that while you're grieving for someone, it's important to do the following:
- Look after yourself - remember to eat and rest, even if you don't feel like it or can't sleep.
- Talk to people - about your feelings and about the person who has died.
- Give yourself time and permission to grieve - it is normal and healthy to grieve.
- Seek support and help if you need it - you don't need to cope alone.
Cruse Bereavement Care can help and have a range of services
NHS Bereavement Guide is a practical source of information