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Help for Loss Survivors
You may be overwhelmed by grief, but you don’t have to suffer alone.
When You Should Call
It’s important to know when to ask for help. You should call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) if you have any of the following warning signs, especially if a problem is making it hard for you to get through the day.
- Eating or sleeping too much or too little.
- Pulling away from people and things.
- Having low or no energy.
- Feeling numb or like nothing matters.
- Having unexplained aches and pains.
- Feeling helpless or hopeless.
- Smoking and drinking more than usual or using drugs.
- Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, angry, upset, worried, scared or on edge.
- Fighting with family and friends.
- Unable to get rid of troubling thoughts and memories.
- Thinking of hurting or killing yourself or someone else.
- Unable to perform daily tasks like taking care of your kids or getting to work or school.
More Ways to Get Help
Speaking to a therapist or attending a support group can help you work through your grief and improve your overall mental health. The following resources can help you find a psychologist, psychiatrist or support group near you.
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