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Grief and Bereavement

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Children and Youth Coping With Grief, Bereavement and Loss: Information for Families
Introduction At some point, we all face the loss or death of a loved one. This is a difficult experience for a person of any age, but is particularly hard for young people. Adults may be uncertain on how to respond to the needs of children during this time. They might be overwhelmed with their own grief or have questions about how to explain such a difficult concept in ways that children can understand. Even when adults respond the best that they can, a child may still be overwhelmed by grief issues.    This article describes how children are affected by grief and bereavement, and what family and friends can do to support a ...
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Grief and Bereavement
What is Grief? Grief is the normal response of sadness and other feelings that come from losing someone close to you.   Feeling grief is a natural part of life, because at some point, we will all face the loss of a loved one.   Bereavement is the period after a loss during which a person experiences grief and is in mourning. What is Normal Grief? After the death or loss of a loved one, you may feel all sorts of feelings such as feeling: Sad Anxious, worried or scared Empty and numb Angry You may find yourself having physical reactions such as: Problems ...
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