• Some who grieve may have experienced depression prior to their loss or are already depressed at the time of their loss and consequently are grieving and depressed.
• Some mourners may experience grief and never become depressed.
• Some may have never experienced depression, but the stress of grief develops into depression.
Be careful to not automatically assume grief is depression. And be self-caring enough to seek help if you have a risk of depression or are concerned your normal sorrow is becoming depression.