Grief and Loss
- Using alcohol or other drugs can sometimes make difficult feelings more painful.
- You might be more likely to say or do things you regret.
- It might make things easier to deal with at the time, but can make everything much harder afterwards.
Getting help and support
You can think about grief as the unpredictable surge of the ocean. If it feels like the waves are constantly crashing down on you, like you’re having trouble coming up for air, or you’re so exhausted you want to give up – it’s time to act. Find a trusted friend, teacher, family member or Elder and let them in on what’s happening for you. If you need more support, there are a number of options that can suit your needs.
Find your nearest headspace centre or for online and phone support visit.
- Grief is normal. It’s what happens after the loss of someone or something important to you.
- It hurts. A lot.
- It’s different for everyone, and it’s unpredictable.
- It can make you feel out of control but there are things you can do to help manage it.
- It’s a good idea to share your thoughts and feelings with people that are important to you.
- If it feels too overwhelming, there is support available. Get in touch with us.
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Last reviewed 18 October 2017