Tops for Survivors: Coping with Grief After a Disaster or Traumatic Event (SAMHSA)

Grief is the normal response of sorrow, heartache, and confusion that comes from losing someone or something important to you. Grief can also be a common human response after a disaster or other traumatic event.

Grief is different for every person and every loss. The manner of the death or loss and your personal circumstances can affect how long you experience grief.

If you are experiencing grief now, it may be difficult to imagine an end to the pain you are feeling. Even though your life may not be the same as it was before, the grief will eventually ease, and the grieving process will allow you to accept the loss and move forward with your life.

A publication from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


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