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Relationships - Grief and Loss

Grief is the normal process we go through when we experience a loss. 

There are different types of loss: a death of a loved one, a break up, or someone moving away for example. 

We can feel grief physically (trouble sleeping, change in appetite, tired, crying, tense muscles), emotionally (sadness, anger, guilt, despair, relief, love, or hope), thoughts (happy memories, worry, regrets), and spiritually (connecting to faith, discovering meaning). 

Everyone grieves in a different way and there is not a 'right way' of doing it. You don't need to be alone; you can talk to someone and check out these links for other helpful tips:

This website specializes in grief for children and families. You can find some information about what is normal grieving and hear from other youth who have experienced a loss.

The Kids Health website has lots of information about what grief is, what you can expect and what you can do.

The Grief Speaks website if for teens experiencing grief. There is a ton of great information about coping and how to help someone or yourself through the grieving process.

This interactive website allows you to chat with someone online when and where you need help. It also has great information about youth grieving.​

Last Modified: Thursday, December 31, 2015 |
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