Struggling with grief and loss can lead to a number of serious physical and emotional ailments. In

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Struggling with grief and loss can lead to a number of serious physical and emotional ailments. In the article “Death from a Broken Heart,” Dulce Zamora wrote about experiencing the strain of stress, emotional overload, and poor self-care after a death. The article highlighted the fact that grievers are at higher risk for health problems. Studies have shown, as the article discussed, that surviving spouses may also have increased odds of suffering from heart disease and emotional problems. This project acknowledged the physical and emotional trauma from dealing with emotional setbacks and focused on the emotional pain of young African American adults at Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site) from twenty to forty years of age who lost at least…show more content…
They sought clarity, understanding, and healing. This project was undertaken with the intention of helping people who lost a loved one and the social workers, doctors, ministers, and hospice workers who are charged with bringing them physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. The project was designed to be available in churches, synagogues, hospitals, hospices, and support groups. This project was developed to help alleviate the grieving’s emotional pain and to suggest ways of how the grieving can pick up the pieces of their lives. Assumptions of the Study Through a Qualitative Research Study on grief and loss, if people are able to identify what stages of grief they are in, and once that realization is made consciously through psychological and spiritual counseling, then sufferers will begin the path to healing. The study focused on African Americans who lost one or more parent. The study excluded people younger than twenty years of age and older than forty years of age. Research Methodology Literature survey Research on biblical citations was conducted through books and periodicals at the Apex School of Theology in Durham, North Carolina, and supplemented by Internet sources. Research on African American history, spiritual healing practices, psychology, the effect of slavery on the African American psyche and death rituals was conducted through books, periodicals, and newspapers at Apex School of

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