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Talk About Grief

Grief can be overwhelming, particularly for children and teens. This is due to the fact that many adolescents often feel overwhelmed by their emotions on a normal day, and the shock of loss might cause them to believe they are losing control of their feelings. Talking about these feelings, with family or friends or a mental health professional, can be useful for enabling children and teens to better cope with their grief, and prevent them from seeking catharsis through dangerous or isolating behavior. Bringing one’s family in closer can also be healing for adults who are experiencing loss.

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