WHEN IT BE­COMES MORE SE­RI­OUS

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Dur­ing the months and years after a death, it’s im­por­tant to look out for cer­tain sig­nals that some­one isn’t cop­ing. Be­reave­ment coun­sel­lor Madeleine Böcker says there are a num­ber of warn­ing signs.

“Look for signs of them iso­lat­ing them­selves, if they drink more, gain or lose weight, if they seem more anx­ious or find it hard to go to work or so­cial oc­ca­sions. All these in­di­cate their pain is turn­ing into some­thing more se­ri­ous, such as de­pres­sion or anx­i­ety.”

If you think your loved one needs some ex­pert help, sug­gest they talk to some­one from Cruse Be­reave­ment Care. Its helpline pro­vides over­the-phone be­reave­ment care, which can re­ally help those griev­ing.

■ For more help and ad­vice on be­reave­ment care, call 0808 808 1677 or visit the Cruse Be­reave­ment Care web­site at www.cruse.org.uk/

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