Grief is a universal response to the pain of loss. Each person has their unique response to grief, and that response frequently comes into tension with cultural expectations of how long, intensely, or publicly our grief “should” appear in our lives. The psychological consensus is that the only wrong way to grieve is to try and suppress or ignore our grief, however we experience it. Grief is considered an essential part of coming to grips with the reality of loss and adjusting to the new conditions of life.
Dr Lucy Hone is a resilience expert who thought she found her calling supporting people to recover following the Christchurch earthquake. She had no idea that her personal journey was about to take her to a far darker place.
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