Grief and stress management can be challenging and frustrating, particularly when you’re experiencing difficulties in both areas. At Adelpha Psychiatric Group, the highly educated physicians bring elite psychiatric care to more than just the elite few. They help patients in and around Encino and Pasadena, California, cope with stress and grief and return to the lives they want to live. Call the nearest office now or request an appointment using online scheduling.
Grief and stress management are therapeutic approaches helpful in coping with and overcoming complex emotional difficulties.
Grief management helps you navigate the loss of someone or something you love, while stress management helps you cope with pressure and challenges. Grief and stress can sometimes go hand-in-hand.
While grief and stress aren’t classified in the same way as mental health disorders like depression and anxiety, they can cause severe emotional damage. They might become a mental health disorder if untreated.
You could need help with stress management if you often feel overwhelmed by stress. This can include acute emotional distress and physical problems like breathing difficulties, insomnia, fatigue, and headaches.
Untreated stress can contribute to potentially life-threatening physical problems, including high blood pressure (hypertension), heart disease, and stomach ulcers. Stress can also increase your risk of anxiety, depression, and substance use disorder.
Grief can have emotional, physical, and spiritual effects and could change how you think, behave, and view the world.
Although it’s normal to experience sadness and other difficulties after a loss, grief usually lightens with time. If you experience prolonged severe grief, reach out for help. There’s no specific timetable for when you should seek help — you might need support a few days after a loss or years later.
If grief disrupts your work, school, relationships, or other parts of your life, or if it causes self-destructive behaviors or unhealthy levels of anger, it’s time to reach out to Adelpha Psychiatric Group.
Grief and stress usually respond to psychotherapy. Psychotherapeutic methods like interpersonal therapy are often effective.
This therapy can help you manage symptoms, adjust to your current reality, and set and achieve short- and long-term goals over 12-16 weeks.
Taking control of your stress and grief now can prevent your symptoms from snowballing and taking over your life.
Adelpha Psychiatric Group is here to help you on your path to whole-person wellness. The highly trained psychiatric care specialists are happy to create a personalized mental health plan for you. Call the office now or use the online request form to schedule your telehealth or office appointment.