Grief and loss
Grief is a natural reaction to a painful loss. It is usually associated with death and finality, but grieving also emerges from major changes or losses. Grief can be ongoing.
Many people who care for someone with a mental illness face grief indefinitely. Unresolved grief can lead to anxiety and depression.
Grief can impact on your life in many ways. One loss can lead to another and another, creating a ripple effect that drains you of your physical, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing.