If you feel that you need help coping with your grief, please go for some professional counseling.
Sometimes just a few sessions are all that is needed to help you get "unstuck" in your grief. And if you find yourself in a true clinical depression, treatment with a psychiatrist will be necessary, as prescribed medication is often indicated.
Just remember this one caveat:
Do not allow yourself to be treated for grief with anti-depressants. They will only mask the expected responses and delay the inevitable. Anti-depressants are for true clinical depression only, not the sadness and depressed feelings of uncomplicated bereavement.
Grief counseling without the need for medication can be provided by a clinical
social worker, psychologist, or licensed counselor. Try to find one experienced
in grief and loss therapy.
So how do you find a grief counselor?
Once you've attended your first session, don't hesitate to terminate the therapy
if he or she is not a comfortable "fit" for you. It may take a little trial and
error to find the right therapist. This is true with any psychological
counseling arrangement, but especially so for counseling grief loss.
Don't feel embarrassed that you sought help from a professional. Complicated or chronic grief or major depression cannot be conquered alone. Asking for help is a sign of wisdom, not weakness.
You might find just the right counselor at one of these directory websites: