Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Kenya. The stories here come from users.

Latest Badges:

View all Solomon Opala's badges.

Stages of grieving

01 September 2016, 19:27

Okay, Stages of grief Grief is a normal emotional reaction to loss.

We all experience loss differently, it is a very subjective experience.

My "small" loss may be big loss to someone else.

It does not happen in death but many situations may be loss. Loss of a job, loss of health, a marriage through divorce or separation etc.

We go through a grieving process which follows different stage.

1) At first, we are in denial...this can't be happening. He is gone but will be back soon, they will recall me to work soon, this ain't terminal illness. Short lived denial helps us survive a crisis but if it goes on and on, it keeps us from dealing with reality and we get stuck. We continue to live as though nothing happened and so do not deal with the issues at hand.

2) Anger. Why me.? Anger could be directed at anything. Self , others, and for the nice Christians, it could be directed at God. This is when we act out in protest. We may hurt others or riot since God does not make "sense".

3) Bargaining. We make promises, especially to God and self. God if you change this....I will serve you, I will be nice, I will, will. We want God to do something in exchange of the good we are offering.

4) Depression. Done with denial, anger, the bargaining pleas do not yield, we slip into some helplessness, hopelessness, nothing works. We give up. Self harm is very possible during this stage and all support the earth and heaven can afford is critical here. It's characterized by extreme sadness, tearfulness, loss of appetite, irritability, trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, it could even be excessive sleep. The hopelessness, helplessness and worthlessness may deteriorate to one being suicidal.....it may be a thought, ideation, plan or even an attempt. Support, support and more support.

5) Acceptance: reality check...I have to live with this, nothing I do can change the situation. This is where one gets ready to deal with the situation as it is. "Dust yourself and move on", is the resolve one makes.

- MyNews24

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
DP Ruto accuses Raila of selling ...

DP Wiliam Ruto has castigated Raila Odinga for seeking western support to fund his 2017 election bid. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Peter Kenneth announces Uhuru 201...

Peter Kenneth has announced that he will support President Uhuru Kenyatta in the 2017 elections. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilon Ochieng
Labour Party to dump both Jubilee...

The Labour Party of Kenya is likely to avoid supportoing both the CORD and Jubilee factions during the 2017 General Elections. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Ukambani MP quits Jubilee, to run...

An Ukambani MP has quit the Jubilee Party, citing voter apathy as his reason behind leaving the ruling coalition. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Government launches probe into Po...

The government has launched an inquiry into the circumstances that could have led to two National Police Service helicopter accidents in August and September this year. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilwon Ochieng
Deputy Governor's ally found with...

The EACC has recovered KES 2 million in fake currency from a close ally of Deputy Governor for Tharaka Nithi Eliud Mati. Read more...