“Love is hard to find, hard to keep, and hard to forget.” ― Alysha Speer
A research titled “Divorce and Death” shows that the risk of dying is a full 23 percent higher among divorcées than married people, indicating that divorce can “kill” someone at the same rate as smoking.
Problems associated with divorce:
Stress included anxiety and depression.
The risk for long term health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer or another chronic condition.
Child support difficulty
Negative effects on children
Difficulty in a new beginning
Fear of being a social pariah
Support groups are safe spaces structured to allow participants to share personal experiences, feelings, coping strategies and information about the ups and downs. The discussions often are facilitated by an experienced leader or a medical professional.
Like other big life decisions, divorce is particularly hard on both our physical and mental health. It is not uncommon for divorcées to feel alone. But, just know that millions of Americans are also experiencing this life-changing event with you. And there is help. Support groups can allow us to make connections, providing tangible benefits to people experiencing the negative effects of a divorce.
Benefits of participating in support groups can include:
Reducing feelings of loneliness, isolation and stigma resulted from a divorce
Getting practical advice or information about moving forward
Reducing feelings of distress, depression, anxiety or fatigue
Talking openly and honestly about your feelings
Gaining a sense of empowerment, control or hope
Learning about health, economic or social resources
Benefits of online support groups can include:
Faster time to get help, skipping appointment wait time
More frequent or flexible participation
A cost effective way to see a licensed mental health professional
A degree of privacy or anonymity comparing to local community support groups
Opportunities for people in areas with no face-to-face support groups
You are not alone. Herd is ready to support you.