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Struggling to cope with grief and loss? Hotline support is available in New Zealand

Many people struggle to come to terms with a huge loss. However, you don't need to bear the burden of grief on your own. You can find free support in New Zealand from 4 hotlines. If you recognize any of these symptoms, then talking through your experience with someone can help:

  • Relief if your lost loved one had a painful or debilitating illness
  • Complete shock and feeling that the loss is not real
  • Body aches and pains and headaches
  • Using substances to cope with the pain
  • Feeling extremely lonely and pining for the person or thing you lost
  • Needing to be constantly distracted from the pain
  • Feeling like there's a pit in your stomach
  • A feeling of abandonment by the person you lost

There is no typical way to grieve, everyone's experience is unique. You may experience a range of emotions as you struggle to find meaning and accept the loss.

Everyone experiences grief in a unique way. Experiencing mixed emotions is a very normal part of the process. It can be confusing to try to make sense of how you're feeling on your own. There are people from helpines in {{Location}} who understand how you're feeling and who can support you through it.

For free and confidential support with grief or loss, consider contacting a hotline in New Zealand today.


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