When your pet’s death hits you hard: A guide for grieving family members
When your loved one’s death comes knocking at your door, it can feel like a nightmare.
So, here are a few tips to get through the grief process: • Get out of the house.
If you’re not feeling well, get outside.
This is a time to celebrate, and don’t feel the need to spend time alone.
• Be patient.
If it feels like your loved ones will not get back to you, get a second opinion.
There’s no need to rush things.• Don’t be afraid.
There will be many people you can talk to.
Call your lovedone’s parents, friends or neighbors.
If they are willing to talk to you and help, that’s great.
• Talk to other loved ones.
Some people are reluctant to share their grief because they fear it might be difficult for their loved one to return to them.
You can make an effort to talk with people close to your loved in a private setting.
You may even need to make a phone call to someone you trust.
• Stay positive.
While your loved is gone, your body is healing.
If things are going well, you should feel content with your life.
You are not alone.
Call 911 and seek medical help.
The sooner you can get help, the better.
If you or someone you know needs help, call 1-800-273-TALK.