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The whole family is in mourning. For children, questions and anxieties may resurface much later because perception of the reality of death varies greatly depending on age.
Up to the age of 3, death has no meaning for a child. It is still in a magical world, death is not final, it is reversible.
Between 4 and 6, the states of life and death are not antagonistic. They are two different states. Death is always present. He is in heaven, but he sees and hears what is happening on earth. A child does not fear death as do adults, it feels immortal but it suffers from separation.
Certain circumstances may complicate the mourning process and require specialized help.
Here are some signs that should encourage you to seek help:
You might tend at a time of mourning to neglect your health because of the little attention you pay to yourself. But you are still working hard: working at mourning, which will demand a lot of your energy.
Be careful to eat reasonably, even if it brings you no pleasure.
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If you feel the need, please contact your doctor, a therapist, a chaplain, or the professionals of the establishment that supported the deceased.
Various brochures about the mourning process are available, ask the healthcare team for them: