Teen Grief

Defining Grief

If someone you love died in a drunk or drugged driving crash, you may never again face anything as shocking as this loss. When someone kills another person in such a senseless and reckless way, those left behind may feel powerless, angry, and deeply sad. You are going through something that is very painful and difficult to understand. What you are experiencing is normal after a traumatic loss. Grief is a word that is used to describe the thoughts and feelings people experience after a loss. Grief is a process, not an event. It’s

Grief is a process, but sometimes it feels like a roller coaster.

something that can change moment to moment and day to day. Learning more about what you are feeling could help you begin to heal. No one grieves in the same

way or for the same amount of time. Seek help and support from your family and friends. If your family and friends don’t seem available to you, talk with your favorite teacher, a school counselor, or perhaps a youth pastor if you attend church. Although it might not feel like it right now, your life will continue, and in the future you will be able to think of your loved one without it being so painful.

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