Dealing   with   Grief     
  My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song  
    Introduction

Grieving is one of the most difficult and painful of experiences:

*He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song,
I thought that love would last forever: ‘I was wrong’.

While love may last forever, it’s often the case that a love “requited” does not, and what was once the wellspring of a supreme joy becomes, instead, the source of an all-consuming pain.

In this series of articles, we’ll look at the impact of modern life on grieving, at the mental and physical manifestations of grief, at the damage it causes to your health, at the mechanisms that the mind employs to reduce the stress of grieving, at the complications that can arise when grief is protracted, at the psychological interventions you can use to ease the seemingly interminable torment of grief, at the physiological remedies that can help to ameliorate its life-threatening health impacts, at the spectre of suicidal thoughts, at the types of grieving behaviour expected of you by society, and at the personality traits that affect your vulnerability to grief:

*Modern-Day Grieving

*Characteristics of Grief

*Health Impacts of Grief

*Coping Mechanisms

*Complicated Grief

*Psychological Treatments

*Physiological Treatments

*Suicidal Ideation

*Societal Expectations

*Vulnerabilities – Needs Networks

If you have any questions, comments, or would like to discuss your own experiences of dealing with grief, then you can do so here.