‘I am struggling to concentrate and am feeling insecure why is this?’

People who are grieving can often find they have lost the ability to concentrate. This is sometimes made worse by the fact that disrupted sleep patterns are another common reaction. You may find you cannot stop thinking about the events leading up to the death, or of a particular memory of your loved one, often a distressing one. You may become preoccupied with questions around ‘why?’ and find it hard to accept there is no answer. You may become easily confused, anxious and generally feel less secure in the world. It can sometimes be the case that you believe you can feel, hear or even see the deceased person. This can lead people to feel there is something wrong with them; again, this is very usual, though it can be quite disconcerting if you are not expecting it. People with faith may find their beliefs a comfort during this time, while for others, the death may lead to a questioning of that faith, which can itself be painful.