Teen Grief

Deep sadness is another emotion that comes with the death of a loved one. This stems from feelings of powerlessness, helplessness and hopelessness. The feeling that you couldn’t and can’t do anything to change what happened. You may feel as though you cannot go on without your loved one in your life, or as though you may never feel good again. It may be difficult for you to get out of bed in the morning or get motivated to go to school and complete homework. You may not want to participate in your favorite sports, after school activities or hang out with your friends. If you feel the sadness has overtaken your life, please reach out to a trusted adult to talk about how you are feeling and see if they can help you. If you don’t have some or all of these feelings, that’s okay, too. Everyone experiences grief differently. Getting sick, having pain or feeling tired, are all common in people who are grieving. Doctors and medical researchers tell us that when people are under stress, they are more likely to get a disease. Your body’s immune system is working overtime, and you may feel worn out. Headaches, dizziness, lightheadedness, and an upset stomach are also common. This is your body’s reaction to the trauma you have experienced. You might have Physical Impact

difficulty sleeping, or you may want to sleep all the time. You can feel nauseous and quit eating, or feel ravenous

Talk with your doctor if you experience ongoing physical problems while grieving.

and eat everything in sight. Whatever you are feeling, you are not imagining things. During this early period of grief, eat well, get

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