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.

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

When I Bury Or Entomb Cremated Remains, Can I Keep A Separate Small Amount?

The loss of a loved one may be a stressful and challenging experience. While dealing with their grief, family members need to plan and organize the funeral service or memorial ceremony (in crematio...

Why Are Burial Vaults Required In Cemeteries?

Many individuals that have lost a loved one opt to bury the person in a cemetery. Many people are unaware that they will need to purchase a burial vault, as observed at Nutmeg State Cremation Socie...

The Physical Symptoms of Grief and How to Handle Them

There is no single way that sorrow shows itself, and many people feel it in various ways. The plain reality is that loss and grief are incredibly complicated to understand unless one is forced to l...

Support Services Available After A Suicide

Losing a loved one is never easy, but losing somebody to suicide can be especially tough. While the shock, confusion, guilt, and grief may be challenging to plow through, there are ways to begin he...

Important Facts to Know about Green Burials

Although many people want to adhere to tradition when planning funeral rites, other families deviate from established guidelines. Some people prefer to organize their funerals in advance to ensure ...

How Can I Find Out About The Price of Funerals

Every person’s life will come to a point where they must discuss the topic of death. Nobody wants to think about it, much less discuss it with their family, but deferring critical decisions concern...

Does a Funeral Service Have to be Held in a Funeral Home or Church?

There are two different events following a person's death: viewings and funerals. The body is presented before burial, and people are invited to say their goodbyes. Guests get the opportunity to me...

Coping With The Loss Of A Stillborn Birth Or SDS Child

It's painful to lose a child, and the couple facing this could become disturbed and highly depressed. Additionally, overcoming that sadness is not simple. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and st...

Are All Caskets The Same Size?

A standard-sized casket will typically work well if you need a casket for a departed dear one. However, if the person is larger, you may need to get an oversized casket. When a person is being crem...

Making Sense of Intense Emotions

The death of a loved one may be tough to deal with, mainly if the person was close to you. All of us are touched by a loss at some time or the other. However, our reactions and experience...