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  • Losing a loved one to death can be a shattering event that affects you emotionally, physically and spiritually.
  • There is no single, correct way to grieve. Misunderstandings about the grieving experience can cause difficulties for the bereaved person and others in their life.
  • Grief is a process and not an event – most people will continue to grieve in subtle ways for the rest of their lives but will still be able to return to some sense of normality.
  • Children and adolescents typically have different ways of coping from those used by adults.
  • Grief can weaken your immune system. Try to take care of yourself, to avoid becoming ill.

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Reviewed on: 25-08-2022