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Grief is the pain we feel when someone we know dies. Grief is ongoing and changing. One day you may feel numb and the next day, out of control. Grief is a natural reaction to process the loss of a friend, family member, or pet. Everyone grieves differently. There is no right or wrong way to grieve or a set amount of time it will last.
The way you feel:
The way you think:
How you act:
The support of friends and family will help you handle most grief responses. But you might notice some other behaviors that could be harmful. If you see any of these, it is important to get help. Talk with your parent, guardian, friend, school counselor or another adult who can help you.
If you don't know who to call for help for yourself or a friend, reach out to the national crisis line at 1-888-826-0099 or text MN @ 741741.
Get help if you notice you are:
Death can change other areas of your life. These changes can also cause grief. They may include:
Even though they are not with you in person, they are a part of who you are and will always be with you. You can:
Call Grief Support Services at 218-786-4402 for more information regarding counseling and grief support groups for children, teens, and adults.