Bereaved Families of Cape Breton raising funds with Healing Heart campaign, bowling
Cunningham says each person’s grief is unique but there are some common feelings and stages that may include a sense of shock or denial.
“ You may think you are handling things OK but you are out of step. You have received such a jolt to your life that it has knocked you off course.”
Feelings of anger and depression can follow before a bereaved person reaches acceptance.
“ But that acceptance takes time, it takes effort on behalf of the individual that is grieving and it also takes the support of others.”
Bereaved Families of Cape Breton gives people a chance to express their grief and come to terms with a future without the loved one, he says.