Mental Health Unit
2-7
 Where did you learn your ideas about
death?
› Family
› Religion
› Superstition
› Experiences
› Attitude
› Media
› Science
 Peers influence what you do. Character
 Little things come between you and the
ones you love. Personality
 Let fear of...
Grief is the response to loss. Many times
joined with fear and regret.
Grief is easier to deal with when weGrief is easier...
 Elisabeth Kubler-Ross was a Swiss-
American psychiatrist who noticed that
people grieved in different stages
 They did ...
Denial
Emotional Release
Anger
Bargaining
Depression
Remorse
Acceptance
Hope
It may be difficult to believe the loss has
occurred. We often refuse to believe it.
Denial
The loss is recognized. This s...
The person uses anger because he or she
feels powerless and like it’s unfair.
Anger
As the reality of the loss sets in the...
Beyond the feelings of sadness, feelings of
isolation, alienation, and hopelessness may
occur.
Depression
The person may b...
The person faces the reality of the loss, and
experiences closure or acceptance of the
loss.
Acceptance
Remembering become...
 Coping is dealing successfully with
difficult changes in your life.
 These stages are natural and normal to
go through.
“Tonight I accidentally set an extra plate at
the table for my loved one, and when I
came home from school I expected them...
“I can accept that my loved one in gone,
but I don’t think I’ll ever be able to stop
crying. I don’t know how I’ll be able...
“ I can’t believe they left me here. What
am I supposed to do without them here! I
am so angry! I just want to yell and sc...
“Please bring back my loved one! I will do
anything! Please take me instead.”
Bargaining
“If only I had been there to help. If only I
had called before and told them I loved
them one last time. “
Remorse
“I think everything will be ok. I will miss
them and it still hurts to remember some
things, but I will live a good life a...
“ I am so sad. I have no motivation to get
up and do anything. I used to love being
with my friends and I worked hard in
s...
“ I know I can still live a good life and enjoy
it. I have goals and dreams and I am
excited for what my future has in sto...
 Come up with your own way to
remember 5 or more of the stages in the
grieving process.
 Example
 GDAE
› Good Dogs Alwa...
2 7 grieving process
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2 7 grieving process

  1. 1. Mental Health Unit 2-7
  2. 2.  Where did you learn your ideas about death? › Family › Religion › Superstition › Experiences › Attitude › Media › Science
  3. 3.  Peers influence what you do. Character  Little things come between you and the ones you love. Personality  Let fear of failure control your decisions. Defense Mechanisms/Stress/Self Actualization  Miniscule things get in the way of what really matters in life. Stress
  4. 4. Grief is the response to loss. Many times joined with fear and regret. Grief is easier to deal with when weGrief is easier to deal with when we understand itunderstand it
  5. 5.  Elisabeth Kubler-Ross was a Swiss- American psychiatrist who noticed that people grieved in different stages  They did not always follow the stages in order or go through all of them.  There are 8 stages
  6. 6. Denial Emotional Release Anger Bargaining Depression Remorse Acceptance Hope
  7. 7. It may be difficult to believe the loss has occurred. We often refuse to believe it. Denial The loss is recognized. This stage often involves periods of crying
  8. 8. The person uses anger because he or she feels powerless and like it’s unfair. Anger As the reality of the loss sets in the person may promise to change if what was lost can be returned
  9. 9. Beyond the feelings of sadness, feelings of isolation, alienation, and hopelessness may occur. Depression The person may become preoccupied with thoughts about how the loss could have been prevented.
  10. 10. The person faces the reality of the loss, and experiences closure or acceptance of the loss. Acceptance Remembering become less painful and the person begins to look ahead to the future.
  11. 11.  Coping is dealing successfully with difficult changes in your life.  These stages are natural and normal to go through.
  12. 12. “Tonight I accidentally set an extra plate at the table for my loved one, and when I came home from school I expected them to be there when I walked in.” Denial
  13. 13. “I can accept that my loved one in gone, but I don’t think I’ll ever be able to stop crying. I don’t know how I’ll be able to get through this.” Emotional Release
  14. 14. “ I can’t believe they left me here. What am I supposed to do without them here! I am so angry! I just want to yell and scream at whoever tries to help me.” Anger
  15. 15. “Please bring back my loved one! I will do anything! Please take me instead.” Bargaining
  16. 16. “If only I had been there to help. If only I had called before and told them I loved them one last time. “ Remorse
  17. 17. “I think everything will be ok. I will miss them and it still hurts to remember some things, but I will live a good life and enjoy the time I have.” Acceptance
  18. 18. “ I am so sad. I have no motivation to get up and do anything. I used to love being with my friends and I worked hard in school, but I just don’t seem to care anymore.” Depression
  19. 19. “ I know I can still live a good life and enjoy it. I have goals and dreams and I am excited for what my future has in store for me.” Hope
  20. 20.  Come up with your own way to remember 5 or more of the stages in the grieving process.  Example  GDAE › Good Dogs Always Eat  Never Eat Soggy Waffles › North East South West

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