Some Do’s And Don’ts of Grief

  • Don’t bottle up feelings
  • Do express your emotions
  • Don’t avoid talking about what happened
  • Do take every opportunity to review the experience
  • Don’t expect the memories to go away- the feelings will stay with you for a long time to come
  • Do take time out to sleep, rest, think and be with your close family and friends
  • Do express your needs clearly and honestly to family, friends and officials
  • Do try to keep your life as normal as possible after the acute grief
  • Do remember accidents are more common after severe stress so take extra care
  • Don’t forget that children experience similar emotions, so let children talk about their emotions and express themselves in games and drawings
  • Do send your children back to school. Let them keep up with their activities and make sure their teacher knows what has happened.