WHEN IT BECOMES MORE SERIOUS
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/