One of the first recommendations to cope with the death of a loved one and the mourning is to realize that it is perfectly normal to feel sad, scared and discouraged. It is a period of adaptation to a new reality where a member of the family, the mate or a loved friend is missing.

During the mourning the person also manifest physical symptoms like restless, insomnia, low appetite, nausea. Being aware of that allows the person to take measures not to be affected by a disease after the death of a relative. Having in mind all these facts will make easier to go through the mourning for death since it is a very difficult moment sooner or later people have to face.

The mourning could last a period of six month or one year; it may vary from one person to another. In any case, the social entourage of the mourner is the most important. The presence of the relatives and the support of friends are vital plus the own fight not to surrender to sadness but to get restored and go on.

The first step to overcome the mourning is to accept the loss and the feelings it enchains. The acceptance takes time, is not immediate, and develops step by step. Secondly, it is important to let feelings manifest; it is important to cry in order to gain relief; also to talk to others about the way you feel and ask for help in case you consider you need it to cope with the mourning for the death of a loved one. There is no place for shame in the process; the mourners need to keep the communication with others to avoid anxiety. A third advice is related to keeping yourself busy but not to the point of getting exhausted. The thing is to avoid getting stuck on your thoughts about what happened but without overcharging yourself with obligations as an escape because it will provoke more anguish. And this recommendation goes hand in hand with a fourth one that invites the mourners to take care of themselves, to take some time to meditate, to follow a good diet and rest, and also share moments with relatives and friends.