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Connections for Teens: A Guide Through the Grieving Process

When a loved one dies, teens continue to need long-term care and support. Connections for Teens is a 13-issue newsletter that combines general information about loss and grief with proven tips and coping strategies. We hope you will find this information helpful throughout your grieving process. Inside you will find suggestions and information that validate your feelings and normalize many of the reactions you may experience. You will also find a recommended book and movie in each issue.

Sharing how you are feeling can help and we are here for you. Learn more about grief services we provide, or call us anytime.

Issue One

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  • What is Grief?
  • Common Feelings & Physical Reactions
  • Positive Coping Skill: Journaling

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Issue Two

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  • What You May Need While Experiencing Grief
  • Helpful Hints for Coping
  • Coping Corner: Ideas You can Use to Help Heal Your Grief

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Issue Three

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  • Anger in Grief
  • When Do I Need Help with My Anger?
  • Coping Corner: Ideas You Can Use to Help Your Grief Heal

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Issue Four

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  • Sadness & Depression
  • How Can I Tell if I’m Grieving or Depressed?
  • Coping Corner: Ideas You Can Use to Help Your Grief Heal

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Issue Five

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  • Guilt in Grief
  • Coping Tips: Getting a Grip on Guilt
  • Feelings of Guilt that May Arise in Many Situations

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Issue Six

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  • Stress in Grief
  • Relaxation Exercise
  • Coping Corner: Successful Stress Management

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Issue Seven

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  • Creating Balance in Grief
  • Coping Corner: Ideas You Can Use to Help Your Grief Heal
  • Positive Coping Skill: Journaling

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Issue Eight

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  • Grief Anniversaries
  • Celebrate Your Loved One’s Life
  • Coping Corner: Ideas You can Use to Help Your Grief Heal

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Issue Nine

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  • Coping with Grief
  • Positive, Healthy and Productive Coping Skills
  • Coping Skills: Practical Ideas

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Issue Ten

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  • The Family and Grief
  • Open Family Grief vs. Closed Family Grief
  • When Someone in Your Family Has Died

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Issue Eleven

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  • Memories: Will I Forget My Loved One?
  • How Do I Keep Memories Alive?
  • Coping Corner: Ideas You Can Use to Help Your Grief Heal

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Issue Twelve

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  • How Do I Know When I’m Getting Better?
  • Coping Corner: Ideas You Can Use to Help Your Grief Heal
  • Moving Forward

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Holiday Issue

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  • Coping with the Holidays
  • Coping Corner: Ideas You Can Use to Help Your Grief Heal

View the Hoilday Issue as PDF