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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:

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

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

From our archives: 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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