Bereavement Support Services
Hartford Hospital is committed to providing compassionate care to families and friends who grieve the loss of a loved one. Grief is a normal emotional response following a loss. The more attached we are to someone, the greater our grief response will be. When we become separated from someone we love, our grief can be very powerful and cause a number of physical, emotional and spiritual symptoms. It is important to remember that each of us grieves differently and experiences our own reactions and challenges following a death. (more)
When a loved one dies, feelings of shock, denial, sadness, anger and depression usually follow. Often times these feelings are accompanied by physical symptoms like a lack of energy, knotted stomach, loss of appetite and feeling disoriented. Recognizing that these symptoms are normal responses to the death of someone close to you is the first step in the process of grieving. (more)