Ask Therapist Kasia: How long does it take to get over the death of a parent?

A young girl grieving the loss of someone close

While it is almost inevitable that a child will grieve the loss of a parent in their lifetime, it does not make the process any easier. Many people struggle with understanding grief, and in particular, they wonder how long it will weigh on them. There is no set period for how long grieving a parent … Read more

Can Extreme Grief Cause Physical Pain?

An illustration of a woman laying on a couch who looks tired and lethargic.

Extreme grief can be very painful both mentally and emotionally, but many people wonder if grief can cause physical pain. Extreme grief can have side effects on both the physical body and the brain. The physical experience of grief is different for everyone, so physical symptoms of extreme grief can vary from person to person.  … Read more

10 Ways Grief Can Drive You Insane

Grief stricken girl crying on bed

Grief is an all-encompassing and often seemingly endless sadness and enough to drive a person insane. The pain you experience when you suffer a significant loss can be unbearable. While most people are familiar with the five stages of grief, ‘ it is still not something ‘ that’ s experienced linearly or measurably. Grief has … Read more