Grief is normal and we each deal with it our own way. If someone feels they need help with it, that is their way to deal. I lost my husband of 54 years and turned down my primary doctor’s offer of anti-depressents and I did just fine. I still miss him after 3 years but I am certainly not in a state of depression and do not believe that I was.
Church, family, friends and music did much to ease the loss, and relocation was also a big help. That’s what worked for me. But I know people who have been “on the couch” following the loss of a loved one. I believe it
may be various issues and not grief alone.
I meant to say, seeking treatment for many years.
I remember having a conversation with a young woman whose husband's mother had recently died. He went to a psychiatrist because he was feeling "sad", and he was given anti-depressants to help him. I recall thinking that, aren't you supposed to be sad when one of your parents die?