The stress of losing your husband can lead to a lot of emotional problems that can interfere with your daily living.
Before I go any further, I’m not talking about grief which is a healthy expression of your emotions. I’m talking about being tired all the time and not wanting to see anyone – your friends, children and grandchildren. You don’t have any joy at all in your life and your feel hopeless or your thinking about suicide. If this sounds like you than please get some help right away!
Once we slip from grief into depression it’s very hard to get back on our feet again.
One of the biggest barriers to seeking professional help is the stigma attached to mental illness. They may feel ashamed that they can’t seem to get out of their depression on their own. Mental illness is still widely misunderstood but don’t let stigma stand in the way of getting help.
Some places to go for help are:
- Clinical Social Workers
- Faith-based counselors
- Licensed Professional Counselors
- Family Therapists
- Mental Health Counselors
- Nurse Psychotherapists
A good place to start is with your doctor because you already have history with him/her. They may be able to suggest a professional who can help you, someone they know that you will be comfortable with.