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Grief can be hard to manage. There may be common emotions or memorial traditions, but there is no "right way" to grieve. Some people feel grief in ways that are more intense or last longer than expected. If you have PTSD, it's more common to have strong grief reactions. The articles in this section explain common grief reactions and ways to care for yourself.

  • Grief: Different Reactions and Timelines in the Aftermath of Loss
    After loss, there is no specific way of grieving that is right or wrong, and there is not a "normal" length of time to grieve. Learn about common grief reactions, the process of grieving over time and prolonged or complicated grief reactions that may benefit form mental health treatment.
  • Grief: Taking Care of Yourself After a Loss
    There are many ways to take care of yourself when you are grieving. Learn about factors that may influence self-care strategies, challenges grieving death resulting from disaster or public health crisis and strategies noted by others to help reduce grief over time.

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