When someone you know and care for dies, you may have lots of thoughts and emotions, which can affect you physically and emotionally.
If you know someone is going to die soon you may also start to grieve from the time you find out. All the feelings and thoughts you have at this time can be just as intense and difficult as those after their death. This is called anticipatory grief.
Knowing what to do as you prepare for someone to die and after someone has died may seem overwhelming. Our support and information about coping with grief and bereavement is here for you and your loved ones.