What to do about someone's grieving?

My dad passed away 2 weeks ago and my mother just sits there and chants, rocks back and forth and won't listen to any reasoning. Has anyone experienced this? I am worried she is going off the deep end.

Asked By: hooru - 5/19/2008
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Medical intervention may be necessary, here. Sedation, possibly. Go to and type "grief" in the taskbar, and enter. Call: The Grief Recovery Institute (U.S.A.) 1-800-445-4808, or Hospice (phone book). Email Chatrooms and forums: More
Answered By: Shan - 5/19/2008
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She is grieving, very understandably. Ask her to see a doctor to get something that will help her to relax. If you are really worried if she doesn't eat or whatever, ring the doctor for her and ask him/her to call.
Answered By: Amethyst M - 5/19/2008
Grief is the normal reaction to existential happenings like the death of a loved one or the loss of a lover. Let the person grief. Don't offer solutions. Let them get in touch with their feelings and if crying comes to them, let them cry as much as they need. Do not take Prozac or SSRIs for existential pain, which is... More
Answered By: brickbradford - 5/19/2008
Talk to your school counselor or psychologist, keep yourself healthy. Tell your mom you love her, ask her to seek counseling, too. This is a bum wrap, so sad, understandably, you and your mom are going through a lot right now. Seek outside help right away, be honest, don't hide secrets now. If you are a Christian... More
Answered By: Connie M - 5/19/2008
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