Starting the conversation
We discuss and plan so many big events in our lives; graduations, weddings, new homes, retirement, but no one wants to talk about end of life and the decisions that have to be made. Finding a way to start talking with a loved one may be the most difficult part; however, you might find that once the conversation starts, it may be hard to stop.
Dealing with Grief
Grief is a different experience for every person and so is a reaction to the emotional, physical, social, and psychological changes after a passing of a loved one.
These symptoms are completely normal, but through constant support and the right tools, you can gain an understanding of your grief, while finding the coping options that work for you.
- Changes in appetite
- Feeling fatigued, irritable, and tired
- Feeling empty
- Having a hard time concentrating
- Feeling anxious
- Feeling helpless and frustrated
The Hamilton Public Library has a number of books and resources available for children and teens dealing with death and grieving that may help. Additionally you can reach out to the resources below.