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Feeling Sad? Here’s How to Cope with Feelings of Grief

Losing a loved one is a very sad moment in anyone’s lives, whether they were a family member, a friend or a family pet. We’ve got some advice to help you get through tough times.

Losing a loved one is a very sad moment in anyone’s lives, whether they were a family member, a friend or a family pet. You might have even experienced feelings of sadness after learning a famous person has died. 

There’s no right or wrong way to experience grief after someone has passed away. You might feel lost, lonely or distressed. It might even make you feel a little numb. All these feelings are normal. But don’t worry, it affects everyone differently. 

You may feel big emotions during this time, so you may find it very helpful to talk to your grown up about how you’re feeling. It’s perfectly OK to ask questions, too. 

During a period of grief, you might find it difficult to concentrate or you might just want to spend time on your own. The important thing to remember is to do what feels right to you. If playing games, watching TV or having fun with your friends makes you feel better, don’t feel guilty. 

These feelings of sadness won’t last forever, but it’s important to acknowledge what has happened. It might help to remember a loved one by looking at photographs and thinking of fun times you shared, or write down how you’re feeling.

If you’ve experienced the loss of a loved one, further information can be found on the Young Minds website.