What is grief?
Grief is a natural process and can be very painful to work through, and can often come in waves triggered by memories.
If you cannot seem to move on from your loss, you may need to reach out for some help. Asking does not mean that you are weak, it just means that you are human and you may need support.
12 ways to cope with grief
Talk about your grief
Be physically active
Spend time with family and friends
Crying is healthy while grieving
Express yourself through art or music
Seek or accept help and support
There's no timeline for healing from a loss.
Spend time on the land
Avoid making major life decisions
Avoid using substances
Take it one day at a time
Do what makes you happy
You might need some help or support from:
- health professionals
- spiritual leaders
- youth outreach workers
- people you trust
Wiichihiiwaauwin (Mental Health) Helpline
Service available 24/7. Cree speakers and Elders are available upon request
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Depression is an extreme sadness/despair that lasts for weeks, months even years. It is profound pain that cannot be seen physically.