August 30th of this year is National Grief Awareness Day. It is an opportunity and a reminder to raise awareness of the impact that death and loss can have on us. Millions of people across the nation have lost someone they love, and now is the time to support them. One of the goals of National Grief Awareness Day is to help remove the stigma surrounding grief and death. It is important for those grieving to feel that they are not alone, and they do not need to feel ashamed of the feelings they have surrounding the events of loss.
Our blog focuses on individuals and families afflicted by mesothelioma. Unfortunately, mesothelioma is an extremely aggressive cancer leaving the diagnosed individual with a very short lifespan. Many pass away just a few months after receiving a diagnosis, leaving behind devastated spouses and children. In many cases, the affected individuals can file a claim to receive compensation as a way to ease some of the pain and suffering from the loss. Mesothelioma cases are unique in that the only known cause of the disease is exposure to asbestos, so experienced attorneys can often decipher exactly who is responsible for the exposure.
Everyone is Unique and Handles Loss Differently
Grief is the emotional response one has to loss, and it is very natural. However, everyone chooses to cope in different ways. The effect of a loss can vary depending on a person's relationship with the deceased, religious or spiritual beliefs, the cause of death, and other factors. Some of the common ways to cope are:
- Talking to others
- Staying active and keeping a normal routine
- Giving yourself time to heal
- Taking care of yourself
- Seeking a counselor or support group, if you feel it is needed