If you think you may act on suicidal feelings, call 911 or your local emergency services number right away.
Ottawa & Region
Ottawa Distress Line: 613-238-3311
Outaouais Distress Line: 1-866-676-1080
Champlain Mental Health Crisis Line: 1-866-996-0991
Mental Health Crisis Line Grey & Bruce: 1-877-470-5200
Frontenac Mental Health Crisis Line: 1-855-477-2963
Getting counseling soon after a loss may help, especially for people at increased risk of developing complicated grief. In addition, caregivers providing end-of-life care for a loved one may benefit from counseling and support to help prepare for death and its emotional aftermath.
- Talking about your grief and allowing yourself to cry also can help prevent you from getting stuck in your sadness.
- Support. Family members, friends, social support groups and your faith community are all good options to help you work through your grief.
- Bereavement counseling. Through early counseling after a loss, you can explore emotions surrounding your loss and learn healthy coping skills. This may help prevent negative thoughts and beliefs from gaining such a strong hold that they’re difficult to overcome.
Other types of psychotherapy can help you address other mental health conditions, such as depression or PTSD, which can occur along with complicated grief.