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Grief

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When a friend or loved one dies most people experience strong feelings of sadness. Moreover, after losing someone they love many people have difficulty comprehending their loss. This process is called the grieving process and for many people it is a natural, healthy experience.

But sometimes the grieving process can become very distressing and begin to impair a person’s quality of life. For example, sometimes grief can turn into depression. Because every person is unique, the point at which grief turns into depression is different for everyone, which is why reaching out for support after a loss is an important step for many people.

If you are struggling with the loss of someone you cared about, please search our database of licensed psychologists to find support.

Please consider visiting these resources to learn more about dealing with grief:

Understanding and Coping with the Loss of a Pet by Dr. Sarah Shelton

Understanding and Coping with the Loss of a Pet by Dr. Sarah Shelton

“My children have four paws. My grandchildren have fur. My dog is smarter than your honor student.” Whether boasted on a bumper sticker or proclaimed aloud, these phrases capture the importance people place on their relationships with their pets. Indeed, the relationship between human and animal is special.

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Psychologist Spotlight: Finding Self-Compassion by Dr. Ida Moadab

Psychologist Spotlight: Finding Self-Compassion by Dr. Ida Moadab

While completing a doctoral program in clinical psychology, I found myself providing psychotherapy to a client who felt trapped by her high standards. She attempted to seek perfection across the many roles in her life — at school or work, in her relationships, with her children, and with her possessions.

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My Story: Setbacks Do Not Mean Failure – L’s Story

My Story: Setbacks Do Not Mean Failure – L’s Story

When I was 19, I completed my first stint in rehab. I never really wanted to get into ‘the hard stuff’, so I got my highs through alcohol. It was never really a high I was after, though; I simply wanted to escape into another world, to forget about a loss that is still too hard to talk about.

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