Bereavement and Grief
Coping With Grief
Challenging and complicated times in our life not only present us with medical or physical health crises, but also psychological and emotional ones. Many individuals are now dealing with the loss of their loved ones, their jobs, their feeling of social connection, and their sense of security. But even individuals who have not lost something as concrete as a job or a loved one are affected.
As you continue to navigate this grieving period, here are a few key things to keep in mind:
Grief is Normal
Social Connections and Support
Self-Care and What You Can Do
There is a range of things you can do to support yourself during challenging time. The resources we have provided below are a great place to start as you navigate your grief journey. As you move forward, do what you can to maintain your normal routines and continue to keep in touch with family members and friends. You may also find it helpful to join a grief group to connect with other individuals who have also experienced a loss or to seek professional counselling.
Palliative Manitoba’s Telephone Bereavement Support service is a non-profit, confidential resource that provides compassionate listening and support for individuals coping with grief. Trained volunteers provide one-on-one telephone support and can help connect you with the appropriate resources, support groups, and agencies.
Please note this is not a 24-hour crisis service, if you are in crisis please contact the Klinic Crisis Line at 204-786-8686.
Province-wide crisis and non-crisis services in Manitoba
The province of Manitoba has a wide range of resources for those who may be experiencing crisis or seeking mental health support. Trained staff is available over the phone, online and in communities across the province to support the mental well-being and psychological safety of experiencing distress and mental health concerns. To learn more about these resources visit the province’s list of Mental Health Crisis and non-crisis contacts. If you are currently in crisis, call the Klinic Crisis line at 204-786-8686 or 1-888-322-3019
For more information, we have compiled a list of resources to help you cope up with grief during these difficult days.
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