Dealing with Sudden Death

By: Tom Gallagher
Thursday, July 23, 2020

Facing the death of a loved one is never easy, but sudden death is a shock to the system. It can destabilize you and upset your mental state significantly. At Nutmeg State Cremation Society, we have seen several families struggle to deal with the sudden death of a loved one. Here are some tips that can help:

1. Accept The Surge of Emotions

Sudden death in the family can cause denial, disbelief, anger, and other chaotic emotions. It is common for people to go through a severe shock and even indulge in reckless behavior because of it. Don't suppress your emotions during this time because that can cause long-term mental health issues. Work through all of these emotions and seek professional help if necessary.

2. Look Into the Cause of Death

This might seem like a morbid and counterproductive piece of advice but many mental health professionals believe understanding the cause of death can help. That’s especially true if the death is a result of a violent crime or criminal negligence. Reach out to authorities working on the case and get as much information as you can about the situation. However, it is also important to limit yourself and stop before investigating the death becomes an obsession.

3. Reach Out

Several online support groups can help people in such situations. You can reach out to individuals who have gone through the same trauma and know how you feel. Communicate with others and find a friend who is willing to listen or offer a shoulder to cry on. Support from friends and family can help you heal.

At Nutmeg State Cremation Society, we provide comprehensive funeral services and can help you with all aspects of the process so if you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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