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Grief

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Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. All people experience loss, grieve, no matter your age, gender, culture, ethnicity, or spiritual values. Feelings such as anger, shock, guilt, sadness and depression can be crippling, causing you to become exhausted and unable to deal with daily life.

We have a range of treatments and advice facilities available for women who are dealing with general and female-specific grief issues, such as the loss of a baby after pregnancy. Whatever the cause, rest assured that our staff have the experience, empathy and expertise to help you through a difficult time and begin the healing process in a healthy and sustainable way.

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Are you in crisis?

If you are in crisis you can contact the following numbers:

  • CAPES, Christiana Care’s 24-Hour Crisis Line 302-320-2118
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-TALK (English) 888-628-9454 (Español)

 

Other important telephone numbers:

Caring for Yourself After Loss

Allow yourself time for grieving.

  • It is often helpful to cry. Crying heals.
  • It is not the best time to make decisions.
  • Continue eating a healthy diet and get a moderate amount of exercise.
  • Be patient with yourself and your partner.
  • Talk about your feelings with a friend or counselor.
  • Understand that you will heal in time and try not to rush your healing process.