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Moving Forward after the Death of a Child

(This is an excerpt. To read the full article on GoodTherapy.org, please click here.)

The death of a child, to many, may seem like an insurmountable event. Parents may experience extreme difficulty in moving on and may, for a long time, be unable to connect with others. Parents may choose to isolate themselves and, for a time, this may be helpful. However, parents are social beings who sooner or later will need to reconnect with the world around them, either through work or through their community. When this does not occur naturally, help and support from a counselor may be needed to help the parent come to terms with the loss and to begin the healing process.

Dr. Michael Clatch, Psy. D
Posted in: Grief and Loss
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