The death of a child is something most parents can't imagine. Grief can be overwhelming, confusing, and sometimes scary. Whether a child has been ill for days or years, or has died suddenly, everyone will react differently — there's no right way to grieve.
Grief can lead to problems with physical health, feelings, relationships, thinking and memory, and spirituality. Family members may:
Grieving can be exhausting. Finding ways to take care of yourself is important:
Some families find it helps to have extra support. It can help you understand and work through grief, and to learn how to deal with it. Don't be afraid to ask for help.
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