A sudden death is always tragic. It is unexpected and because of that can cause more trauma than an expected death. Noone is truly prepared to see a loved one pass away but sudden death can cause many issues for the grieving. In particular, the nature of the death, as well as unresolved issues due to the sudden passing, can all cause more intense grief reactions.
The article, “How can I deal with someone’s sudden death?”by Diana Sebzda takes a closer look at this. The article states,
“It is not unusual for us to hear the stories of sudden deaths that take families and loved ones by surprise. It is also not unusual to hear, “I can’t believe they aren’t here anymore!” “I just spoke with them on the phone. How could this have happened?” “We just retired. We were going to do so much. We even planned a trip for next week!”
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Please also review AIHCP’s Grief Counseling Program and see if it matches your academic or professional needs.