This online guide is for people who have suffered the shattering experience of a loved one dying in a road crash.
It aims to help you understand emotions and feelings commonly suffered. It provides straightforward advice on how to cope and who can help you to recover.
The death of someone close in a road crash is extremely traumatic. Looking after yourself at this time is very important and can prevent long-term damage to your health and quality of life and enable you to find a way forward.
This online guide is taken from Brake’s acclaimed book Coping with grief. For a free copy, call the Brake helpline on 0808 8000 401 or talk to your police contact.
You can also listen here to an online audio version of the Coping with grief book; or download it by right-clicking on the link and saving it to your computer.
Emotions and feelings
It is common to experience very strong emotions and even physical symptoms. Understanding that these are related to your bereavement and are normal can help you to cope.
Getting through each day
Each day can be a major challenge. Read some basic suggestions to help you get through.
Getting help from others
Seeking help from people around you and from expert counsellors can be enormously beneficial. Read our advice on getting the right help at the right time from the right people.