To lose a family member suddenly due to neglect or at the hands of another person is staggering. You may feel overwhelmed emotionally, mentally, and physically. You are left to face financial challenges in addition to everything else you must contend with. At a time like this, grief counseling may help you and surviving family members sort out the feelings and emotions you are experiencing.
Surviving the Heartache of Wrongful Death
Lives are upended when someone is a victim of wrongful death. Suddenly, you’ve hit a big black wall and the world as you know it has ended. In your heart, you may want the world to stop, if only for a moment, and yet it goes on. Your feelings may run the gamut of fear, anger, helplessness, and, of course, the deepest sadness imaginable. Knowing what to do with all these competing emotions may elude and frustrate you. Finding help in a qualified grief counselor may help you get a handle on your emotions so that you can begin to put your life back together again.
It’s important to realize that everyone handles grief in their own way. The length of time for grieving also varies from person to person. Getting support, whether through professional counseling or a peer-led grief support group, may be critical to helping you in the healing process.
Port Charlotte Area Resources
We have a variety of options for supporting families who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Some of the more popular resources are listed below.
- Southwest Florida Counseling Center – This center hosts grief coping and support group on Wednesday mornings. This group may help identify coping strategies.
- GriefShare grief recovery support groups – These groups meet at local churches on a weekly basis.
- Online resource pages – There are a variety of resources from which you can choose a grief counselor: Health and Planning Council of Southwest Florida, Inc.; Theravive; Psychology Today Therapists.
When There Are No Words of Comfort
The truth is at a time like this when a wrongful death has occurred, people seldom know what to say. Well-intentioned friends may say things that you find meaningless right now. Some of the things people say may even anger you. Realize that this too is part of the grieving process.
It could be that your most valuable resource at this time is a friend or family member who is willing to listen to you and sit with you silently. In the case of wrongful death, you have a lot to process and it will most likely be impossible to make sense of the situation. Someone who can be there to listen without making any judgments as you pour your heart out can be very helpful.
In the case of wrongful death, no monetary compensation can make up for the life that is lost. However, there are still financial considerations and obligations that must be addressed. The attorneys at Frohlich, Gordon & Beason, P.A. law office will fight to get fair compensation for your loss. We handle personal injury and wrongful death cases for those in Port Charlotte, Florida, and surrounding areas. We are known for our professional, caring approach and our clients appreciate the attention we bring to their cases. Contact us for representation for your wrongful death case.