Written by: Gunborg Palme, certified psychologist and certified psychotherapist, teacher and tutor in psychotherapy.
22 Jul 2008.
31 Jul 2008.
Hello, I am a 20 year old who just had a child 4mos ago. He died a day after he was born. I admit that I was depressed and got prescribed anti-depressant pills. But I still feel like my brain was a turgid liquid. Tell me about coping with grief and depression. What shall I do?
You were prescribed pills when you should have grieved over your child. Anti-depressive medications can stop you from getting in touch with your grief. It is important to allow these feelings to come to awareness. You can try this in the following way:
Lie down on the bed and close your eyes
Concentrate on your body and how your body feels
Try to give your body's feelings and perceptions some time and space
Grief, anger and sorrow may come up to the surface. Let the tears come out if necessary!
Keep concentrating in this way until you feel tired.
Repeat this kind of activity on a daily basis until your pain is gone.
This may be unpleasant but it is not harmful at all, and can help you regain equilibrium.
If the symptoms still remain you should see a doctor. Maybe you can try to find a job in order to afford it.
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