How you respond to a death or a bereaved person will be very individual and personal. These are some of the things people often say when someone dies. They may help you to feel that you are not completely alone, or to understand what someone you know is going through.
It may take you a long time to grasp what has happened. Some people carry on as if nothing has happened. It is hard to believe that someone important is not coming back.
Death can seem cruel and unfair, especially when you feel someone has died before their time or when you had plans for the future together.
Many people say there are times after a death when they feel there is nothing worth living for and they feel like ending it all.
Many people find it takes much longer to learn to cope without someone to love.
Grief is a natural process but it can be devastating. Most people will cope with help and support from family and friends. For those who need additional help, we offer free confidential support for adults, children and young people.