I received an email from a teenager last week. She was looking for guidance on how to deal with the loss of her mom this past summer. Like my youngest son, she is in her senior year of high school.
A good therapist, counselor, and/or support group is always my first recommendation when we are talking about coping with the aftermath of a loss of a family member and the grief that accompanies it. Of course, therapy is also best started before that family member passes, but life moves fast and that can’t always happen.
Help me help this gal. I encourage folks to comment below with any advice they might have. I’m also sharing these resources that offer important tips for this age group:
- Helping Grieving Children and Teenagers
- Helping Teenagers Cope with Grief
- 5 Ways for Teens to Cope when a Loved One Dies
Also, a very brief update on my health. I haven’t gotten the final radiology report yet, but overall my recent brain MRI looks good and I don’t need another brain scan for 12 weeks. I have “regular treatment” (what I call anything impacting below my neck) on Monday and will post any updates. Right now, the ship looks stable – patches and all.