My teen just lost a friend to suicide. How can I help my child?

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Unresolved loss is an underlying reason for a lot of substance misuse/addiction as well as a contributing factor for completed suicide.

We think of children as resilient but that doesn’t mean they “get over it.” Grief is not something that just goes away, you simply learn to live with it. If you love someone, it hurts to lose them. Unresolved loss is the result of trying to avoid the grief or going silent on the subject altogether.

I couldn’t avoid the pain of losing Charles when he died by suicide And no other hurt I ever experienced was … Read more...