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How to cope with the death of a loved one - advice for young people

Losing a relative, a friend or someone else you are close to can be really painful. To help you stay in control of your feelings, the Good Thinking team provides three simple tips and links for further support.

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First of all, please remember that there is no right or wrong way to feel when someone dies – everyone deals with grief differently. You might feel upset, confused, scared, lonely or numb. If you’ve lost a parent or carer, you might be worried about who will look after you. And if it was a sudden death, you might feel shocked, angry and perhaps even guilty that you couldn’t say goodbye properly.

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