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Bereavement - Teens Information

This community is focused on teens who have lost someone close to them. Grief is a multi-faceted response to loss. Although conventionally focused on the emotional response to loss, it also has a physical, cognitive, behavioral, social and philosophical dimensions. Common to human experience is the death of a loved one, whether it be their friend, family, or other close to them. While the terms are often used interchangeably, bereavement often refers to the state of loss, and grief to the reaction to loss. Losses can range from loss of employment, pets, status, a sense of safety, order or possessions to the loss of the people nearest to us. Our response to loss is varied and researchers have moved away from conventional views of grief (that is, that people move through an orderly and predictable series of responses to loss) to one that considers the wide variety of responses that are influenced by personality, family, culture, and spiritual and religious beliefs and practices.

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Posted in Depression by Sharecare on Apr 02, 2014
Research is beginning to show us these four roots create true happiness and health at a very key level of our existence. The four roots - Serenity, Exercise, Love and Food (or S.E.L.F.) - have an essential effect on our chemical processes of the body.
Bravo to the Big Apple for its new campaign to improve the self-esteem of young girls! The city is spending $330,000 on this endeavor, which has been called the NYC Girls Project. There are bus ads, subway ads and a 30 second video to be shown in taxicabs, on YouTube, and the campaign’s website. The slogan associated with this movement is, ... Read More »
When I was in high school there was an odd rash of suicides that occurred among our student body. It was horrible and the school counselors scrambled to prevent what they then called the domino effect. I was a peer counselor at the time and those of us in that role were put on high alert. We needed to increase our awareness of students who may ... Read More »

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