Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on February 12, 1976 · Page 11
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1976 ForBetter Health ; Stages of grief ; Ry S. I.. ANDKIMAN, MO., ' a . A few years ago, I wrote r about the various predictable ^stages of grief most people go ..through following the death of a loved one. Since that time, ·many people haye written 'asking for more details. Basically, the point of that 'earlier column was that get;ting over the death of someone close to you is a gradual and difficult experience. It takes time. Nature eases the pain of death by allowing the bereaved to say goodby little by little. Death -- the ultimate separation -- is just too hard to accept all at once. ;· Psychiatrists say there are three predictable stages in grief. The first stage -- the initial shock after learning a loved one is dead -- may last for minutes, hours, a few days. You experience a numb disben'ef. This shock cushions us from really dealing with the fact of death. It gives us time to cope with the immediate things that must be done -- funeral plans, contacting other relatives and so on. The second stage of grief often peaks in about the fourth week, then subsides. Sometimes it lasts longer. During this time, the grieved person experiences a recurring longing for the deceased. Memories are everywhere in a friend's comment, a familiar scene, a holiday, a favorite song. The waves of memories e n g u l f the bereaved, especially when he or she is alone and not able to focus a t t e n t i o n on those around him or her. Some mourners may see a familiar- looking face on the street and think for a minute that the deceased person has returned. It's only a fleeting thought ;and part of the slow process W separating the lives of the deceased from those of the living. Psychiatrists say this pain must be lived through before the person can return to a normal life -- the goodby has to be said, however painful it may be. The third stage of grief occurs during the second six months following a death, psychiatrists believe. The longing and sadness still will be there, but they will slowly release their hold un the grieving. If you're helping a friend or relative cope with the loss of a loved one, concentrate on the future. If he seems unusually depressed, suggest professional help. Dr. Andelman welcomes letters suggesting health problems for discussion in future columns. He cannot answer mail personally. Write to: Dr. S. L. Andelman, Tucson Daily Citizen, P.O. Box 26767, Tucson, Ariz. 85726. Copyright 1976 VALENTIN Elf-, "I AM LOVED"® \ PENDANT \ 1/20 12K GOLD FILLED. -HELZBEROJ family centers IFOR ALUCKYl)AY^ PASS BY OUR WAY! PRICES GOOD FRIDAY FEB. 13th ONLY Golden "T" LIGHT BULBS 60-75-100 watt. Limit 4 13 «· ea. (QUA NET (HAIR SPRAY Il3 oz. Can Limit 2 13:. iGolden T Polish Remover I Limit 2 [Golden T ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL JLimit 2 110 ct. 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