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Respect the Grief Process

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Teenagers Grieve Too

02/14/2016

Teenagers Grieve Too: How to Help the Grieving Teenager by Victor Parachin After Princess Diana died in an automobile accident, many people wondered how her two teenage sons, William, 15, and Harry, 13, would deal with their grief. “Please give them a cuddle and clear your calendar,” advised a London columnist in an open letter […]

A Promise to Those Who Grieve

02/13/2016

In 1972 Joe Biden was elected to the Senate and a week later his wife and daughter were killed in a car crash.  In a 2012 speech, Joe Biden talked about the constant weight of grief.  He says, “Just when you think, ‘Maybe I’m going to make it,’ you’re riding down the road and you […]

How to Comfort a Grieving Teen

02/15/2016

How to Comfort a Grieving Teen by Bridget Park “I am so sorry that this terrible thing happened to you.” “I am sure he is in a better place.” “It was so selfish of him to do that, and everyone knows it.” “One day you will see how this will make you a stronger and […]

Why Does Grief Matter?

02/12/2016

We have all known loss.  The grief we’ve felt in the midst of our pain has perhaps seemed overwhelming. The most severe grief I have known, lasted for about two years. During that time, I struggled with depression, guilt, anger, resentment and even physical distress. I remember feeling so validated when I learned those feelings were […]

Barb’s Story

07/30/2014

Grief is a normal and natural process by which a person makes a healthy adjustment to any significant loss in his or her life. Any significant loss (the death of a loved one, the loss of a job, a broken marriage, deterioration of health, a shattered dream) triggers the process. Most people experience some or all of the below emotional responses when they lose anything or anyone important in their lives. But first, read Barb’s story: