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After a major loss, you may feel insecure and unsure about yourself.
Maintaining relationships may be a struggle at this time. You may have a
difficult time making decisions, paying attention to what others are saying, or
taking care of your personal responsibilities. Later, you may not remember some
of the events happening around you.
These feelings are expected after a major life change. It takes time
to adjust and return to a state of balance after you have become upset by a
major life event.
If you are feeling insecure and lost, it is best to:
Call 911 or other emergency services immediately if you are preoccupied with thoughts of death and
have strong urges to hurt or kill yourself.
If your feelings of insecurity frighten you or if you find yourself
in dangerous situations (such as walking city streets alone at night), talk with
a trusted friend, clergy person, mental health professional, or your doctor about what is happening to you.
Call your doctor if you are not able to sleep or
prepare meals for yourself.
November 4, 2013
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Sidney Zisook, MD - Psychiatry
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