Dealing with Departure: How to Cope with the Loss of a Loved One

Life burns brightly and ferociously for a time. This light is warm and loving, but it dims at some point. The cinders of a life extinguished can break a heart so harshly that appreciating life can become impossible. The following are a few tips to help you deal with the loss of a loved one and avoid a spiral into depression.

Support System

One of the most important steps to take is to have a good support system at this time. This group of people could be friends, family members, or people at your place of worship who are sharing the grief you are dealing with. You can also meet with a grief support group in your area. These people have also lost a loved one. Being able to share what you feel with people in a similar situation can be very therapeutic.

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Troubled Teen? 3 Strategies To Support Your Child Through Overcoming Addiction

Guest post contributed by Emma Sturgis

When a teenager develops an addiction at a young age, it can permanently damage their body and mind in a very short period of time. That is why it is so important for parents to do everything in their power to help their child quickly and safely overcome their substance abuse problems. Teenagers who are supported by their family members have a much better chance of permanently breaking their addictions without relapsing.
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