Primary Goal of this Step
Begin to emotionally process the death and find the right resources to help. While there is no right, wrong, or “normal” way to grieve, there are some things you can do to help you cope with the loss.
Important Tasks: Begin to Deal with Grief
Spend time with people who knew the person who died
Other people who knew the person who died will also be grieving, and can relate to how you are feeling.
Spend time with friends
Having fun with people you love can help you feel connected to the world.
Talk to a pastor, priest, rabbi, or religious leader
Going to church or synagogue, praying, and reading the Bible can also be sources of comfort.
Talk to a therapist or counselor
A therapist or counselor who specializes in grief can help you sort through your emotions.
Join a support group
To join a support group in your area, contact a local hospital or hospice for recommendations. There are also many support communities online.
Try to eat healthy food, exercise, spend time outside, and get a healthy amount of sleep.