Grieving & Mental Health

No one can tell you what to expect or can offer a guide to grief. Because every relationship is so unique, no two people grieve the same way. And you have no idea how you are going to grieve till you are grieving. Alysia Reiner

I am writing this post because of two people who have passed away. One was the only survivor sibling of my best friend. He was also my friend and he always made me feel like part of his family. His passing was suddenly and unexpected this past December 2021.

Then this past week a neighbor and good friend also died unexpected. We were looking forward to him coming home from the hospital. He was admitted to have a toe taken care of. He lost the toe and part of his foot. He passed away two days before the day of his discharge.

Grief in one form of another is part of life, something that everyone will be touched with. There is not one type of grieving, we all go through grief in our own very personal and private ways.

I was given the following about grief. It is written from a personal experience.

GRIEF

You need to get over it

Been grieving for too long

Time to put it behind you

Time that you moved on

How I hate those words

They don’t know how I feel

I am not seeking attention

The pain inside is real

I did not choose to feel this way

But my heart was broken in two

I was left in a world of pain

I did not know what to do

To scared to say your name

For fear of what they say

I am trying my best

But the pain will always stay

Everyone will grieve

Its just part of life

We all will do it our way

that’s the way it has to be

No one else can stop this

Its all down to me

I will deal with it

Alone in my own time

Yes there will be good and bad days

Surely that’s not a crime

It won’t happen over night

Yes it may take years

Yes I may lock myself away

And cry a lot of tears

But one day I will get there

And learn to move on

Its my rite to grieve

Its natural its not wrong

Author Unknown

So dear reader, grieving is personal. Have you dealt with grief? How did you manage the process? I would like to hear your thoughts on this. Share with us in the comment section!

4 thoughts on “Grieving & Mental Health

  1. I haven’t lost someone close to me for a couple of years now, but a person’s death always sends my mind to denial. I think I still expect my grandmother to be at her house, my friend to be hanging out with her family, or my husband’s grandmother to come driving up to the party in her Jazzy.

    Funny to think I’d imagine them permanently old as well. I’m sure they would prefer to be remembered as young.

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