Depending on how your loved one died, you may worry about what actually happened to them and if they were in pain. There are many ways underage drinking can lead to someone’s death, some of those ways can be traumatic. Your loved one’s death may or may not have been violent. You may be concerned your loved one suffered extreme pain or felt alone as they died. This is a common fear for those loved ones left behind. Our brains have a unique way of protecting ourselves from feeling pain. When a person’s body endures trauma, they may not feel pain or they may drift in an out of consciousness. Researchers call this response stress induced analgesia. The body releases hormones which block pain pathways to prevent people from feeling pain. When a traumatic death occurs, many loved ones want to know exactly what happened, who was with their loved one or who tried to help them.
Sometimes those details will emerge from others who were present at the time and other times, those details may never fully be known. It can be a difficult thing to not know the details of
It may be helpful to talk about your fears or anxiety surrounding your loved one’s death.
exactly what happened because often your mind will go to your worst fears. It may be helpful to talk about your fears or anxiety surrounding your loved one’s death.
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