Grief and depression share many commonalities. For example, both may include intense sadness, difficulty sleeping and changes in one’s appetite. The key difference is that a grieving person remains connected to others and there are experiences, however brief, of pleasure and direction.
How can counseling help keep grief from turning into depression?
Grounded in narrative practice and the contributions of Dr. Lorraine Hedke, Bellingham Family Counseling supports bringing back to life the stories, dreams and values that might have been lost along with the important people and opportunities of our lives.
As such, these conversations do not focus on ‘letting go’ of lost people, dreams or values, but rather emphasizing the ongoing influence of our relationship with that from which we have been separated.
If you have experienced: