Dealing With Sudden Death

By: Graeme Hogle
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Death can happen at any time and to anyone. Sometimes death is due to a long-standing illness and sometimes it happens due to an accident or violent crime. Family members of terminally ill patients have some time to reconcile with the prospect of their loved one passing away. They are in a better place to accept death, although being prepared doesn’t lessen their pain. At The Cremation Care Centre, we have seen just how devastating sudden death can be for the loved ones left behind. Most of them struggle to go through the funeral planning process. Here are some suggestions that can help you cope:

Accepting the Death Will Be Difficult

Accepting sudden death is difficult. You experience a spell of disbelief and denial, which can cause a great deal of stress. Losing a loved one without warning is a traumatic experience that can rattle your entire foundation. Don’t be too hard on yourself and work through these emotions. Suppressing them will only cause more pain and delay healing.

Reach Out to Others

Reach to people who have experienced the same loss for some comfort and understanding. They can be friends, family members, or even strangers online. Many people have different priorities and require different approaches. For example, you may not want to burden your grieving family members. Friends or online support groups can offer some comfort in such cases, allowing you to unload on people who aren’t connected to the loss.

Understand the Cause of Death

Understanding the cause of death can offer some comfort to people who are dealing with such a shock. Look at medical reports, discuss the case with authorities, speak with doctors, and get the full details. Facts can help counteract anger, disbelief, and uncertainty.

If you want more advice or need information on cremation, get in touch with us at The Cremation Care Centre. You can call us at 416-255-0035 or register online.

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