Dealing With Loss
Losing a pet can be extremely distressing particularly because they form a central part of your life. As a natural response to loss, grief can be expressed in many ways and it can affect every part of your life.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Talking to your family and friends about how you are feeling can aid in the healing process. Join a support group in your local community and take care of your physical health.
Ask for assistance from your friends, family members or work colleagues to help you with chores or commitments which can help alleviate any unnecessary stress while you are grieving.
Below are links to organisations that can provide information and help:
- Beyondblue - https://www.beyondblue.org.au/the-facts/grief-and-loss
- Australia counselling - https://www.australiacounselling.com.au
- Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement - http://www.grief.org.au