Coping with the Holidays as a Survivor
The holidays are coming up. This time of year is often a difficult for those who have lost a loved one, especially if the loss is recent. Many agree that the anticipation of the holiday is worse than the holiday itself. The following are resources you might find helpful. The title of the first is a great piece of advice - things are different now, you are griveing, and that's OK. Put yourself first and do what's right for you.
Advice on Holiday Grief: Do What's Right for You (SAVE.org)
Coping with Suicide Loss (Some simple tips and real-life examples of coping from the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention)
Holiday Survival Guide (more tips from TAPS, an organization that supports those who have lost a service member)
Handling the Holidays Link to a 60 minute video on YouTube - a webinar posted by The Compassionate Friends (an organization for those who have lost a child)
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