for 23 Years! Since 1997
For over 23 years GrievingTeens has helped students in 4 local high schools deal with the traumatic and disruptive issues of grief in their lives. Grief for young people comes in many forms, death, drugs, abandonment just to name a few. And the consequences of
unresolved grief are profound:
Grades often suffer, to the point of dropping out of school altogether
Increase in suicidal thoughts
Distancing and breaking of relationships with family and friends
Lack of interest, in life
Increase in self-harm from eating disorders, cutting or even suicide.
When these things happen to someone still in their teens the patterns of thought and action can stay with them for the rest of their lives. At that age they are not prepared, they don’t have the coping skills of an adult.