If you are bereaved by a traumatic loss, your emotional, cognitive, physical, behavioral, spiritual, and religious reactions can blend into one another becoming a Palette of Grief®. This tool focuses on 30 factors that impact persistent and pervasive grief. It also highlights evidence-based healing strategies to manage your grief process.
If a year has passed since the death of your loved one and you still experience three of the eight symptoms listed, you may be experiencing prolonged grief disorder (PGD). If the length of your bereavement has gone beyond expected social, cultural, or religious norms and the symptoms are not better explained by another mental disorder, consider reaching out to a grief counselor or therapist to help you manage PGD.
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