How to grieve and start over

Grieving forms an important process in coming to terms with the loss of a loved one or anything of great importance or value.

However, the process of healthy grieving differs for individuals. The way to starting over or pick up the pieces after great loss entails a broad range of possibilities and options.

702's Azania Mosaka spoke to psychologist, Zamo Mbele, from South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) about the different ways people grieve and deal with loss.

It is important to acknowledge that loss in the person or something in order to move on in a healthy state and not be caught in a constant state of bereavement.

Zamo Mbele, SADAG psychologist

He said that women are often under more pressure to grieve according to "societal norms", while men don't experience the same kind of pressure.

Listen to the conversation below:

Part of the process of grief is eventually letting go of something or someone, and what we know is that there can be a lot of ambivalence.

Zamo Mbele, SADAG psychologist
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