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Helping Teens Deal with Grief

The teenage years are a time of change. Bodies change. Feelings change. Attachments change. Teens pull back from their family to develop their own identities. They pursue romantic relationships and new interests. It’s a challenging time that is made more difficult when teens experience the loss of a significant loved one.
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Exploring the Grief Recovery Method

The Grief Recovery Method is an evidence-based, action-oriented grief program that helps people move through the pain of loss. For thirteen years as a bereavement coordinator with Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care, I have witnessed exceptional transformations with hundreds of grievers while facilitating the Grief Recovery Method program.
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Signs You Need Grief Support

"The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not 'get over' the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same nor would you want to." — Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
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5 Ways to Know Your Loved One Had a “Good Death”

When a loved one has died, it’s natural to want to know if they had – what some people call – a “good death.”  But what is a good death? This is going to mean different things to different people. But there are five main elements to a good death that almost all people will agree on.
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