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I recently lost a loved one and have been feeling really blue. Do you have any advice on how I can fight depression while I go through a Gurnee wrongful death claim?

When most people think of filing any type of claim they strictly think of recovering damages that were incurred due to an incident. While this is the basis of a claim, there are consequences to dealing with the added stress that a wrongful death claim brings.

Dealing with the loss of a loved one can be very difficult to endure. The loss alone can cause you to become depressed. When beginning a claim, it is important set the priority on your recovery for the loss to ensure you don’t fall further into depression.

Three ways you can fight depression while going through a wrongful death claim are:

  • Medication. A wide variety of antidepressants on the market have been proven effective in treating sadness during the grieving process. It is usually recommended that medications be used in conjunction of other forms of treatment.
  • Therapist. There are many great psychologists who specialize in grief counseling and depression. A therapist will have the knowledge and understanding to get your through your depression.
  • Exercise. Physical activity has been shown to reduce the symptoms of depression. Some great ways to start exercising include walking, jogging, swimming, or even light home activities such as gardening.
  • Sleep. Sleep is important for your physical and mental wellbeing. Many depression sufferers have trouble sleeping. A doctor may be able to help you with your sleep patterns.

Because losing a loved one can be so difficult, you should not go through it alone. You can count on an experienced Gurnee wrongful death attorney at Hupy and Abraham to get your through the claim process. Call 866-625-2299 today to discuss your legal options.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham